Perfect Lemon Martini

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


1 serving

Updated: Jul. 15, 2023
Time to relax with a refreshing lemon drop martini! The combination of tart lemon and sweet liqueur will tingle your taste buds. —Marilee Anker, Chatsworth, California
Perfect Lemon Martini Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 lemon slice
  • Sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1-1/2 ounces limoncello
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice


  1. Using lemon slice, moisten the rim of a chilled cocktail glass; set lemon aside. Sprinkle sugar on a plate; hold glass upside down and dip rim into sugar. Discard remaining sugar on plate. Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add vodka, limoncello and lemon juice; cover and shake until condensation forms on outside of shaker, 10-15 seconds. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with lemon slice.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Go for freshly squeezed lemon juice when preparing this summery sipper. Bottled lemon juice, which is from concentrate, won’t provide the same bright, fresh flavor. Buy fresh lemons to get the job done.
  • Vodka is one of the lowest-calorie liquors.
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  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 286 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.