Lemon Drop Shooter- Recipe

A Lemon Drop Shooter is made with vodka, lemon juice and sugar. You’ll want to rim your shot glass with sugar and garnish with a sugar coated lemon wedge.

The Lemon Drop Shooter is a variation of a Lemon Drop Martini, and is a popular shooter to serve at weddings, banquets and bars as it’s tasty, tangy, and easy to whip up. Learn how to make a Lemon Drop Shot below!

Lemon Drop Shooter

Recipe by Maurice Beaver
Prep time






  • 0.75 ounces of Vodka

  • 0.75 ounces of Lemon Juice

  • Sugar

  • Lemon Wedge


  • Rim your shot glass with Sugar
  • Add Vodka, Lemon Juice, and a small pinch of sugar (for sweetness) to a Cocktail Shaker
  • Shake until ice cold and frothy
  • Strain into your shot glass and garnish with a small lemon wedge.

Can I use Citron Vodka instead of Vodka?

Absolutely (pun intended – Absolute Citron Vodka – get it?). Citron Vodka will make your shooter more lemony.

Can I use Lemonade instead of Lemon Juice for a Lemon Drop Shot?

Lemonade will make the shot more sweet and less tart, but if that’s the direction you want to take, go for it. I doubt you’ll hear anyone complain.