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A strawberry lemon drop martini is like a little slice of Summer. It tastes quite similar to strawberry lemonade. It is refreshing, delicious, and a must have!
What is a Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini?
You might be wondering what exactly a strawberry lemon drop martini is. Quite frankly, it sounds a little complicated. However, you are in luck, as it is super simple to make.
Martinis are one of my favorite cocktails. You can make them in most any flavor. Chocolate martinis, strawberry martini, chocolate strawberry martinis, but one of my favorites is a lemon drop martini. A lemon drop martini tastes like a refreshing drink of lemonade.
So I got to thinking what could be better than fresh lemonade? And the answer is strawberry lemonade! And that’s exactly what the strawberry lemon drop martini tastes like.
This cocktail is perfect for Summers and sipping. It’s light and refreshing, it has a little tart citrusy flavor from the lemon, but the strawberry gives it enough sweet to balance that out perfectly.
Additionally, this cocktail is a beautiful pink color. It’s colorful nature makes it perfect for bright and vibrant festivities and celebrations. Perfect for girls nights, any get-togethers, or sipping by the poolside.
This recipe only takes five simple ingredients. You will need:
Luckily, this drink is not too difficult to make. You’ll be able to whip the perfect one up and just a few minutes.
Place your martini glass in your freezer to chill.
Take your strawberries and simple syrup and place them in your shaker. Next, you want to muddle your strawberries and simple syrup together. Make sure that they are thoroughly muddled. You do not want big chunks of strawberry left so they should be thoroughly pureed.
(Optional: if you do not want to muddle strawberries, you can simply use strawberry flavored vodka. This will not give you quite the same fresh fruit flavor however it works in a pinch if you don’t have fresh strawberries.)
Add ice, vodka, triple sec and lemon juice to the shaker with the strawberries and syrup. Put your top on your shaker. Shake until the outside of a shaker is icy.
Remove your martini glass from the freezer.
(Optional garnish): run a wedge of lemon around the rim of your glass. Place your martini glass rim down on a plate or saucer filled with sugar. Move around until the rim of your glass is thoroughly coated in sugar.
Pour the liquid from your shaker through a Hawthorne strainer into your martini glass. And place a strawberry and/or lemon wedge on the rim. Or both if you like.
Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini
- Martini glass
- Mixing tumbler
- Hawthorne strainer
- 6 muddled strawberries
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz Triple Sec
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1 oz lemon juice
- Place martini glass in freezer
- put 6 whole strawberries in tumbler
- Pour in 1 oz simple syrup
- muddle strawberries with muddler
- Fill tumbler with ice
- add in 1 oz lemon juice
- add in 1 oz Triple Sec
- top off with 2 oz vodka
- place lid on tumbler and shake until outside of tumbler frosts over
- pour a small amount of simple syrup on a saucer and dip the rim of your martini glass in it
- on a separate saucer, sprinkle sugar and dip the rim of the martini glass in the sugar
- Place Hawthorne strainer on tumbler
- Pour drink into martini glass