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This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Lemon Drop

This Week’s Featured Cocktail: The Lemon Drop

Forrest Miller – Muze Staff Writer

Last week’s featured cocktail, the Manhattan, was a real East Coast drink both in name and in style.  In a city like New York, cocktail selection trends toward well-made classic style drinks with, perhaps, small adaptations for modern times.  On the West Coast, however, bartenders tend to be a little more experimental and often focus on using fresh ingredients in their mixology.  Enter this week’s featured cocktail: the Lemon Drop.  It’s a delicious drink that just about everyone will love.

The Lemon Drop


  • 1 1/2 vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec (or Cointreau)
  • 3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • 1 lemon twist (garnish)


First make a sugar rim by wiping a lemon wedge around the rim of a martini glass so that it is barely moist. Dip the rim into sugar. In a cocktail shaker that is about half full with ice, combine ingredients, shake well, and strain into the martini class. Add a twist of lemon. *Note: Superfine sugar is preferred since it dissolves quickly. If none is available simple syrup can be substituted at a ratio of one part water to one part sugar.

Tags: lemon drop, Triple Sec, vodka, Cointreau, cocktail of the week, drink of the week, drinking advice, what to drink, drink ideas, simple drinks, classic drinks

About The Author

Staff Writer, Freelance writer
Forrest Miller lives in Portland, Oregon but is originally from Vermont. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 2010. Since then he has been fulfilling the stereotype about english majors by moving to the city and becoming a starving artist with no idea what to do with his life. If you like his work, find him on Facebook at or read his fascinating musings at
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