Lemon Drop



  • 60ml vodka
  • 15ml triple sec
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 30ml simple syrup
  • Garnish: sugar rim

Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar and set aside (do this a few minutes ahead so the sugar can dry and adhere well to the glass). Add the vodka, triple sec, lemon juice and simply syrup to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled. Strain into the prepared glass.


The Lemon Drop first squeezed to life in San Francisco sometime during the 1970s. Its inventor, Norman Jay Hobday, an out-of-work Vietnam vet turned saloon owner, is also credited with opening the country’s first fern bar, a concept that mixed house plants and Tiffany lamps with throngs of upwardly mobile urbanites.

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