Strawberry, lemon, and vodka sound like a great mix and the strawberry lemon drop is here to let you know it’s exactly as delicious as it sounds !
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What is Strawberry Lemon Drop?
The strawberry lemon drop is a fruity version of the lemon drop cocktail, with added strawberry syrup. This version of the lemon drop is just as sweet as the original but it brings extra flavor, and it might just become your new favorite. Here’s how to make a strawberry lemon drop.
Strawberry Lemon Drop Cocktail Recipe
- 2 oz vodka
- 1 oz Cointreau
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 1 oz strawberry syrup
- granulated sugar for the rim
- Wet the rim of a Martini glass, dip it in granulated sugar. Set aside.
- In a shaker combine vodka, Cointreau, lemon juice, strawberry syrup, and ice. Shake very well.
- Strain into sugared Martini glass.
- The recipe calls for simple, plain vodka but you can try using flavored vodka (maybe citrus) to get a more complex flavor.
- The sugar rim is completely optional, but it always looks nice.
When is this drink best ?
The strawberry lemon drop works perfectly as a summer party drink, since it’s fruity, sweet, very strong, and definitely a ton of fun ! I could see this served at clubs, pool parties, house parties, or even as the main drink on an evening out with friends.
My thoughts on Strawberry Lemon Drop
I liked the strawberry lemon drop, the interplay between lemon juice, triple sec, and strawberry syrup is a surprisingly good flavor match. The strawberry is still very noticeable, but the lemon juice underscores it and brings it to attention even more. The triple sec adds some sweetness and the delicious notes of orange that brings lemon and strawberry.
Vodka is there to carry the whole drink, but there’s alcohol in the triple sec too. Depending on what you use (Cointreau or other versions) your triple sec can match the strength of the vodka.
If you like Strawberry Lemon Drop, you might also like…
Lemon Drop Martini – the original lemon drop, in all its citrus delight
Blueberry Lemon Drop – another fruity lemon drop, with blueberries
Strawberry Martini – a vodka and cranberry Martini with strawberry
Raspberry Martini – a vodka Martini with raspberry
Notes, substitutes, and tips
The vodka in this is supposed to be plain, to let the strawberry, triple sec, and lemon juice shine. But if you want to amp up the flavor, you could try using a flavored vodka instead.