With just 4 ingredients, this Lemon Drop Cocktail is quick and easy and totally refreshing. Fresh lemon juice and vodka get a boost of flavor from Cointreau for a sweet and tart cocktail that pairs perfectly with a sugared rim.
Use a quarter of a lemon to rub on the rim of a short cocktail glass. Then dip the wet rim in a small pile of super fine sugar on a plate. Set aside until the cocktail is finished.
To a cocktail shaker add vodka, Cointreau, simple syrup and lemon juice.
Add ice and shake hard for 7-10 seconds.
Strain the cocktail into a prepared glass and serve immediately.
Want to make this drink a little more dramatic? Muddle some fresh fruit or herbs into the cocktail shaker before adding the rest of the ingredients.
Love the flavor of lime even more than lemon? Swap out the fresh lemon juice for lime juice!
To make this Lemon Vodka Cocktail even more refreshing, make sure all your ingredients are chilled prior to mixing and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
If you don't like your cocktails too sweet, cut back on the simple syrup and taste. Add more as needed to get that perfectly balanced sweet and tart flavor that you love best.
Don't want a full cocktail, you can turn this into a Lemon Drop Shot! (¾ ounces of vodka, ½ ounces fresh lemon juice, ¼ ounce of simple syrup. Mix over ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a shot glass with a sugared rim.)