Lemon Drop Shots

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Are you ready to add some zest to your next party? Look no further than Lemon Drop Shots! This tangy and refreshing drink is the perfect way to kick off a night of fun and celebration. Whether you’re throwing a backyard barbecue or a wild night out with friends, this Lemon Drop Shot recipe is sure to be a hit.

lemon drop shot on white table

With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these tasty shots in no time.

So grab your cocktail shaker and shot glasses and get ready to shake things up with this delicious and unique twist on a classic shot.

Want more shot recipes? Check out our Dill Pickle Shots, Pink Kamikaze Shots, and Girl Scout Thin Mint Shots. Also give this Lemon Drop Martini a try!

lemon drop shot with lemon dripping on white table

Lemon Drop Shot Recipe Ingredients

Optional Garnishes:

  • Lemon Wedge (or lemon slice)
  • Extra Lemon Juice
  • Loose White Granulated Sugar (in case you want a sugar rim)
lemon drop shot ingredients on white table

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of Vodka should I use?
You can use any vodka you’d like. I typically like a good quality vodka. You can also use a flavored vodka such as a citrus vodka if you’d prefer.

Things to Note:

  • You can skip the simple syrup and simply place a sugar cube in each shot glass, if you would like it sweeter or to change things up. If you do this, increase the lemon juice to 4 ounces in place of the simple syrup.
  • If your ingredients are already chilled, don’t worry about shaking it with ice. However, if it needs to be ice cold, shake with ice, but do it lightly or it will froth up. You can also use cold vodka and pre-chill it beforehand.
  • For another version, you can also replace the simple syrup with 2 ounces of lemon lime soda.
  • Be sure to coat the rims of your shot glasses before adding the liquid, if that’s the route you’re taking.
  • The size of shot glasses can vary from 1.25 ounces to 3.5 ounces. So, be aware of the size of your shot glasses and adjust the recipe as needed.
lemon drop shots on table

How to Make Lemon Drop Shots

In a shaker or glass (whatever you have on hand works), combine the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Stir or shake lightly to mix.

If desired, dip the rims of the shot glasses in lemon juice and then in the loose sugar to coat them.

cocktail shaker pouring lemon drop shot into shot glass

Divide the mixture between 4-5 shot glasses and top with a lemon wedge, if desired.

Serve and Enjoy!

lemon wedges on top of lemon drop shots

Lemon Drop Shots

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Brittanie
How to make homemade lemon drop shots using just 3 ingredients.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 4 Shots

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Ounces Vodka
  • 2 Ounces Lemon Juice
  • 2 Ounces Simple Syrup

Optional Garnishes:

  • Lemon Wedges
  • Extra Lemon Juice
  • Loose White Granulated Sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a shaker or glass (whatever you have on hand works), combine the vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Stir or shake lightly to mix.
  • If desired, dip the rims of the shot glasses in lemon juice and then in the loose sugar to coat them.
  • Divide the mixture between 4-5 shot glasses and top with a lemon wedge, if desired.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

NUTRITION

Serving: 1 | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
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