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Two lemon drop shots on a white table.

Lemon Drop Shot Recipe

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  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 shot 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


Unveil the ultimate Lemon Drop Shot recipe! Crafted with crisp vodka and zesty lemon, this tantalizing drink is perfect for any gathering. With its sweet sugar rim and invigorating citrus burst, it’s a top choice for cocktail enthusiasts. Elevate your drink repertoire and enjoy the perfect blend of sweet and tangy in one sip. Ideal for sharing, reminiscing, and making memories!


  • 1 ounce vodka, chilled
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar, approximately


  1. Roll lemon wedge in sugar to coat.
  2. Moisten shot glass and rim with sugar.
  3. Add vodka and lemon juice to shot glass.
  4. Drink and then immediately suck on lemon wedge.


  • You can use bottled lemon juice, but fresh is best.
  • The brand of vodka is not that important for this recipe, but the better the vodka, the better the drink.
  • Make sure your shot glasses are at least 2 ounces
  • You can make multiple shots at once by premixing the lemon juice and vodka, but make sure to stir before pouring.