Limoncello Martini (lemon drop martini)
The most delicious and refreshing Limoncello Martini AKA Lemon Drop Martini made with only 4 simple ingredients. This fun cocktail is perfect for serving up at parties and is so impressive. It's zingy, sweet and tastes just as good as it looks!
Servings: 1 cocktail
- 1 part limoncello (1oz/35ml)
- 1 part vodka (1oz/35ml)
- 1 part simple syrup (1oz/35ml)
- ½ fresh lemon juice
- Lemon peel for garnish optional
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Pour the limoncello, vodka, simple syrup and freshly squeezed lemon juice into the shaker.
Shake until thoroughly combined then pour into a martini glass. Serve with a lemon peel as garnish (optional).
- Get a good quality Limoncello - if you can, try to get a brand of limoncello that's made with Amalfi lemons. There are a lot of big brands that use lemon powder instead of fresh lemons and it has a really synthetic taste. You'll notice that the limoncello is almost neon or unusually bright (bad sign).
- Making simple syrup - put equal quantites of sugar and water (1 cup/250ml) in a saucepan and bring to boil until sugar has dissolved, let cool. You can also buy this online or in supermarkets.
- Notes on simple syrup - you can make as little as 1/2 cup of equal quantities of sugar and water (125ml). I like to use 1 cup (250ml) and store any leftovers in glass bottles or jars for using in other cocktails (you can also use if for cold brew coffees).
- Fresh lemon juice - I like to use 1/2 a fresh lemon per cocktail but if you like it tarter you can add more juice.
- Lemon juice bits - You might get small pieces of fresh lemon in your cocktail if you don't use a small strainer but that doesn't affect the taste. I personally don't use one.
- Serving suggestions - I love to serve my limoncello martini with nibbles such as Easy Marinated Olives – Ready In 5 Minutes or Fried Sage Leaves with Anchovies.
Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Iron: 1mg