Frozen Lemon Drop Martini

Lemon Drop Recipe. An easy summer drink that is so great for parties and...well, anytime!! gluten-free, alcoholic drink, summer drink

These super simple frozen lemon drop martini shots should not have me as excited as they do, but I just can’t help myself!  This little drink is so easy to make, is wonderfully refreshing on a hot summer day, and is super cute to serve because of the special little tip I have.

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Really, you say with a little attitude…lemons? Well duh, lemon drops have lemons.

But, let’s take it a step further than just lemons as an ingredient IN the drink and let’s put our finished cocktail IN the lemons. WHOA! It’s sooo stinking cute that I just can’t stand it! And, I swear they are the perfect size for lemon drop “shots”. I adore these little guys!

Here are some great tips for serving cocktails in fun ways:

  • lemons and limes are great for serving “shots” in!
  • use egg holders or mini cupcake tins to set them in so they don’t tip
  • coconuts work great for pina colada’s
  • have you thought about cutting a watermelon in half, scooping it out, and serving punch in it? Hey…you could even make a Watermelon margarita to put in it!

 Ingredients for Lemon Drop Martini Shots:

  • Lemons (I used 6 for 12 lemon drops)
  • Vodka (about 1/2 cup or so?)-for gluten-free diets be sure to get vodka not distilled from wheat!
  • Sugar (a tsp per lemon half…about)

Directions for Lemon Drop Martini Shots:

  1. Slice the lemons in half and squeeze the juice out of them into a container (tip, roll them on a table prior to cutting to make that juice flow!)
  2. Use a spoon (or I use my hands…faster!) to take out the insides of the lemon. Set aside.
  3. Mix the lemon juice you squeezed with equal part vodka. (So, 1/2 a cup of lemon juice would be 1/2 a cup of vodka. 1/4 cup juice, 1/4 cup vodka…etc.)
  4. Set your empty lemons inside of egg holders or mini muffin tins so they sit up nicely for you.
  5. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar inside each lemon (or more, depending on your tastes).
  6. Pour your lemon juice/vodka into each lemon (if this difficult to pour cleanly simply use a spoon to scoop it into the lemons)
  7. Set the lemon drops into the freezer until ready to serve.

An easy lemon drop recipe. A perfect summer drink!

May you go forth and throw fantastic parties with little baby lemon drops that stop your guests in their tracks from their awesomeness!!! Throw in some homemade drink umbrellas and gosh darn…that is some serious stuff!

fruit and veggies are great, unique serving dishes! Use the insides for your recipe and the outsides for serving!

If you make these little guys, we want to know!! We are so excited for you all to try out this lemon drop recipe. They just make you smile to look at them!




  1. Emily
    July 16, 2014 / 2:22 am

    I really like this idea, but i have some questions.
    Can i feel the taste of the sugar, even if it isn’t mixed with the juice and the vodka? And why do I have to set it in the freezer until the serving?

    • July 17, 2014 / 8:29 am

      Sorry Emily, I really don’t understand what you’re asking in the first question. Could you clarify? And the reason you put them in the freezer is just to chill them and make them slushy. This is optional.

      • Emily
        July 21, 2014 / 9:12 am

        I’m sorry. My english knowledge isn’t the best. I try it again. So, should I stir the sugar and the vodka-lemon juice with each other, when they are in the lemon halves?

        • July 21, 2014 / 10:53 am


          You could do that, but the best plan is probably to stir it all together in a pitcher or glass, and then pour that into the lemon halves. That way, you’ll make less of a mess.

  2. May 31, 2014 / 9:01 pm

    If I had some lemons I would make some right now. Always have the alcohol in stock, lol. Do you have a special tequila drink? I’m a big fan of Margaritas.

    • Nellie
      June 1, 2014 / 10:52 am

      We are too. At least Nellie is. We’ve been “trying” new recipes. Will have one soon!

  3. Bliss
    May 29, 2014 / 8:14 am

    I am all over this one my friend.

    • Nellie
      May 30, 2014 / 8:45 am

      Yum!!! Lemon Drops make the world a better place :)

  4. Kristy
    May 28, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    Just made these tonight! Yay!!! So yummy!

    • Nellie
      May 29, 2014 / 7:55 am

      Aren’t they! They make your mouth pucker in a fun and delightful way!

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