Lemon Drop Shots

Lemon Drop Shots Recipe

10 mins
Vadim Rachok
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You can follow this lemon drop shot recipe and make this delicious drink whenever your heart desires. It is a popular alcoholic vodka-based shot that is perfect for any party. The combination of sweet and sour makes this drink super tasty. You can make it in as little as 10 minutes. So let’s find out how to make lemon drop shots and the steps involved.

The Lemon Drop Shot is a vibrant and lively cocktail that never fails to bring a burst of citrusy goodness to any party or gathering. This recipe offers a quick and easy way to whip up these zesty shots that balance the sweetness of sugar with the tanginess of freshly squeezed lemon juice and vodka. The result is a bright yellow concoction that's visually appealing and delightfully refreshing on the palate. Whether you're a fan of classic cocktails or simply looking to elevate your next gathering, these Lemon Drop Shots are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

What are Lemon Drop Shots?

Lemon drop shots are a popular and lively cocktail that combines sweet and tart flavors with a hint of citrus. It is known for its bright yellow color and the great contrast between the sugary rim and the tartness of the lemon-flavored vodka. As a fun and spicy shot option, they are often enjoyed at parties and social gatherings.

Lemon Drop Shots Ingredients

  • Vodka: You can use any kind of vodka you have available. 
  • Lemon: Use freshly squeezed lemons and lemon slices. 
  • Sugar: White sugar is the perfect balance to the tart lemon flavor.

Lemon Drop Shots step by step Recipe

How to make Lemon Drop Shot?

The lemon drop shot recipe is super easy to follow. You can make this yummy drink with just 3 steps. 

  1. Pour the vodka and juice into a shot glass. 
  2. Sprinkle sugar over the shot. 
  3. Dip the lemon wedges in the sugar and use the wedges as a chaser.

how to make Lemon Drop Shots

Recipe Tips:

  • Experiment with flavored vodkas. Try swapping out different flavored vodkas or even a citrus vodka for a more intense experience if you want a more intense experience.
  • For a more sensory experience, sprinkle your sugar with grated lemon zest.

How to Serve the Lemon Drop Shot?

Serve a sugared lemon wedge with each lemon drop shot. Rim each shot glass with sugar if you want to go the extra mile.

Lemon Drop Shots Recipe
Author:Vadim Rachok
Make sweet, tart, and wildly lemon drop shots in just 10 minutes.
Lemon Drop Shots
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 serving
The ingredients you need:
¾ fluid ounce vodka (such as Absolut®)
¾ fluid ounce lemon juice
2 ½ teaspoons white sugar, divided, or more to taste
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Let’s start !

1. Pour vodka and lemon juice into a shot glass. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.


2. Place the remaining 2 teaspoons of sugar on a small plate; dip the lemon wedges in the sugar. After drinking the shot, suck on a sugared lemon.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 1
Calories: 116
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Sodium 4mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 24g9%
Dietary Fiber 5g19%
Total Sugars 11g 
Protein 1g 
Vitamin C 94mg469%
Calcium 68mg5%
Iron 1mg4%
Potassium 185mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Variety is the spice of life, and that applies to cocktails too! While this Lemon Drop Shot recipe is a fantastic go-to, don't hesitate to experiment with flavored vodkas to give your shots a unique twist. Try using citrus-flavored vodka or other fruit-infused vodkas to add depth and complexity to your shots. Another fun idea is to incorporate grated lemon zest into your sugar for a more sensory experience. The aromatic citrus notes will enhance the overall enjoyment of your Lemon Drop Shots. So, get creative, and let your taste buds embark on a flavorful adventure!

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