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How to make a Lemon Drop Shot

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The delicious lemon drop shot tastes like lemon candy. It’s a quick to make at home and requires a just few ingredients.

Lemon Drop Shot

Feeling like a quick sweet tart shot? Squeeze a lemon and shake it with vodka. Rim the glass for some classiness. Bite a sugared lemon. Yummm. 🙂

Watch our video recipe demonstration of making this candy shot. You’ll find it in the sidebar of this post.

It’s the pop up on mobile. And also at the bottom of the printable recipe card. It is just above the notes section.

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Lemon Drop Shot Ingredients:

Lemon Drop shot

It couldn’t be simpler. Vodka, sugar and lemon juice are the only ingredients that actually make up this lemony lemon shot.

Tips:

  • We HIGHLY recommend you use a fresh lemon. Cut it in half. Use 1/2 for the shot and cut the rest into a wedge for the sugared lemon.
  • Why a sugared lemon wedge? The lemon wedge is part of the drinking experience with this shot. Drink the shot. THEN…
  • Bite the sugared lemon wedge. Experience the intense lemon sweet combination. Lemon drop candy in a glass. 🙂
lemon drop shot pin

For the shot:

  • Vodka (we chose Absolut vodka -your favorite is fine for this shot)
  • fresh lemon

Rimming the Glass:

For this shot the rim is optional but highly recommended. That sweet taste on the rim will compliment the straight lemon juice.

Wetting the rim:

  • We use simple syrup to wet the glass rim since it is sticky and holds the sugar really well.
  • Out of simple syrup? Use the cut lemon to wet the rim.
  • Or even just plain water in a pinch.

The Sugared Lemon Wedge:

You don’t want to forget this. The sugared lemon wedge is actually a part of the recipe.

The lemon drop shot experience is all about that sweet lemony zing we all love in the lemon drop candy.

Like licking salt after tequila biting a sugared lemon will really bring out that final element of this fun drink.

The Shot Glass:

The glass we use is the Tall Shot glass. I like the way the rim looks on the tall glass. These taller shots hold 2.25 oz.

If you use a short shot glass they will be VERY full and the rim may not work as well for you.

Your Printable Recipe Card:

Below you will find our printable recipe card and at the bottom below the notes is our video recipe demonstration.

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Lemon Drop Shot
Yield: 1 shot

Lemon Drop Shot Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy shot tastes like lemon candy! It's a quick shot to make at home and only requires a few ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1 Fresh Lemon

Rimming Glass Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Simple Syrup

Instructions

Rim Glass:

  1. Set out two small flat platestwo flat plates for rimming
  2. Pour a small amount of simple syrup on one plate.
  3. Make a small pile of sugar on the other plate.
  4. Invert the shot glass into the simple syrup.sugaring the rim
  5. Now set the wet rim into the sugar and twist the rim gently to evenly distribute the sugar over the simple syrup rim.rimmed shot glass
  6. Set glass aside.

Make Lemon Drop Shot:

  1. Pour ice into your shaker.pouring ice into shaker
  2. Add vodka to the shaker.measuring vodka
  3. Squeeze 1/2 the lemon and measure out 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice into shaker.squeezing a lemon
  4. Shake until very cold (30 seconds or so).
  5. Pour into rimmed shot glass.pouring a lemon drop shot

Garnish:

  1. Cut the remaining lemon half into wedges and rub them in the remaining sugar from the rimming process.
  2. Serve the lemon drop shot with the sugared lemon wedge.lemon drop shot with sugared lemon

Suggested Drinking method:

  1. To get the best lemon candy experience drink the shot and immediately bite down on the sugared lemon wedge.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 89Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 1g

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The delicious lemon drop shot tastes like lemon candy. It’s a quick to make at home and requires a just few ingredients.
How to make the lemon drop vodka shot-pin image
Feeling like a quick sweet tart shot? Squeeze a lemon and shake it with vodka. Rim the glass for some classiness. Bite a sugared lemon. Yummm.

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