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lemon drop shot with lemon wedges on cutting board

Lemon Drop Shot

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 shots 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Cocktail Shaker
  • Cuisine: American


This Lemon Drop Shot recipe is a tart, fruity and sweet party treat that goes down so smooth. With a sugared lemon wedge or sugared rim to finish, it’s a sure way to pucker up the party!



6 oz vodka

3 tsp simple syrup

4 oz lemon juice

Sugar, for rimming

Lemon wedges, for serving


Shake: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in vodka, simple syrup and lemon juice. Shake for 20-30 seconds or until icy and very cold. 

Pour: Pour evenly into four shot glasses.

Enjoy: Dip each lemon wedge into the sugar and serve each shot glass with a wedge.


To make 8 shots, you will need: 1 1/2 cups (12 oz) vodka, 2 Tablespoons (1 oz) simple syrup, 1 cup (8 oz) lemon juice

Keywords: lemon, vodka, sugar