This Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini recipe is such a refreshing lemon drop martini variation. It uses my limoncello lemon drop recipe for an adult version of strawberry lemonade.
You'll love this strawberry lemon drop
It's easy to make. This strawberry lemon drop cocktail is so easy to make! It's such a fun twist on the traditional lemon drop martini recipe.
It's refreshing. I love the combination of strawberry and lemon, it makes for such a delicious cocktail
It can be made into a batched cocktail. Since there is no carbonation in this drink, you can easily turn this into a batched cocktail for your next happy hour.
Fresh Strawberries. I like to use fresh strawberries and muddle them into a strawberry puree. However, if you'd rather make a strawberry simple syrup, I included instructions below. PS - if you want another fresh strawberry cocktail, try this strawberry mojito!
Fresh Lemon Juice. You need fresh lemons for this recipe. It makes all the difference when making this delicious strawberry lemon drop.
Simple Syrup. If you use fresh strawberries and fresh lemon juice, I recommend adding a dash of simple syrup to offset the sourness of the lemon juice. It creates the perfect balance.
Vodka. I like to use plain vodka for this recipe and let the flavors of the fresh fruit shine.
Triple Sec. Triple sec is an orange liqueur that is an ingredient in a lot of cocktail and martini recipes! I recommend always keeping a bottle on your bar cart.
How to make a strawberry lemon drop
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle together your fresh strawberries and lemon juice. This will give you a lemon-strawberry puree.
- Run the lemon-strawberry puree through a fine mesh strainer and add it back into the martini shaker.
- Add 2 oz. of vodka and .5 oz of triple sec.
- Add ice and shake well.
- Strain into your favorite martini glass and garnish with a lemon wheel and slice of strawberry.
Substitutions and variations
Strawberry Simple Syrup. If you don't want to deal with straining and making a strawberry puree, you can easily make a strawberry simple syrup! Combine equal parts water and sugar, and let the sugar dissolve over medium heat. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove from heat, and add in fresh chopped strawberries. Let that steep for one hour, strain into a jar and you have strawberry simple syrup! For this recipe, use ½ oz. of strawberry simple syrup.
Lemon Vodka. If you want to add some extra lemon flavor to all your homemade lemon drop martinis, you can use lemon vodka to make this such a refreshing cocktail.
Making a batched strawberry lemon drop
If you want to make this a batched cocktail, here's the recipe for 10 cocktails.
- 2.5 cups vodka
- 5 oz. triple sec
- 5 oz. lemon juice
- 1 lb strawberries
In a blender, mix your lemon juice and strawberries. Run this lemon-strawberry juice through a fine mesh strainer. Add this to a pitcher. Add 2.5 cups vodka and 5 oz of triple sec. Store in the fridge until you're ready to serve. To serve, add 4 oz. of the cocktail to a martini shaker, shake with ice and strain into your martini glass.
Try serving a big batch of strawberry lemon drops and this refreshing watermelon martini during your next summer party.
What is strawberry lemon drop made of?
A strawberry lemon drop is made of fresh strawberries, lemon juice, vodka, and triple sec.
Strawberry Lemon Drop Martini
- 1-2 strawberries sliced
- ⅛ lemon juiced
- 1.5 oz. strawberry vodka
- 1.5 oz. limoncello
- 2-3 ice cubes
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1-2 fresh strawberries with ⅛ of fresh lemon juice.
- Add in 1.5 oz strawberry vodka and 1.5 oz limoncello.
- Add in a few ice cubes and shake until your shaker is frosted.
- Strain into your martini glass and cheers!