Lemon Drop Shot Recipe That’s Easy

Lemon drop shot recipes, like any drink, are pretty easy to make. Here’s a step-by-step of how to do it with pictures and a faster notecard version at the end.

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What you’ll need to make these shots.

What It IsNameWhere to Buy
CookwareCocktail shakerAmazon
CookwareShot measuring cupAmazon
CookwareCutting boardAmazon
CookwareKitchen knifeAmazon
GlasswareChilled shot glassAmazon
IngredientAbsolut vodka – 2/3 ounceLiquor Store
IngredientLimoncello – 2/3 ounceLiquor Store
Ingredient1/4 ounce simple syrupLiquor Store
Ingredient1/2 ounce lemon juiceStore
IngredientLemon wedgeStore
IngredientSugar for rim of glassStore
IngredientIce cubesStore

Let’s start this lemon drop shot recipe. First thing’s first, put the shot glass (or glasses) in the freezer. Let the glass get nice and chilled for at least an hour or so. For best results, put the glass in the freezer the night before.

chilled shot glass for lemon drop shot

Once the glass is fully chilled, grab a cutting board and kitchen knife.

cutting board with kitchen knife

Cut up a few lemon wedges from your lemon.

cut up lemon wedges for lemon drop shot recipe

Following that, get your shaker.

shaker bottle

Fill that up with ice cubes for this part of the lemon drop shot recipe.

cocktail shaker with ice

Set that aside and get your measuring cup for this part of the recipe.

measuring cup for lemon drop shot recipe

Also grab your Absolut Vodka, too.

absolute vodka for lemon drop shot recipe

Once you have that, measure out 2/3 once and dump it into the shaker with the ice for this part of the lemon drop shot recipe.

pouring vodka into a shaker

Next, get your Limoncello. If you don’t know what that is, it’s an Italian lemon liqueur. It’s good.

Limoncello for lemon drop shot recipe

Measure out 2/3 ounce of that, too, and put it into the shaker for this part of the lemon drop shot recipe.

pouring limoncello into shaker

Following that, grab some simple syrup.

simple syrup

Take that and measure out 1/4 ounce. Pour it into the main shaker. Then, grab your lemon juice and pour out 1/2 an ounce of that.

lemon juice

The lemon drop shot is almost ready!

pouring lemon juice

Grab your lid and shaker it around a bit.

shaker bottle

Following that, put some sugar on the cutting board so you can add it to the rim of the shot glass.

sugar on a cutting board for lemon drop shot recipe

Speaking of shot glass, grab the one you’ve been chilling for this lemon drop shot recipe. Rub some lemon all around the rim of the glass.

getting rim of glass ready for lemon drop shot

Then, press the shot glass into the sugar and coat the rim.

adding sugar to shot glass

Once that’s done, pour it into the glass.

pouring lemon drop shot into glass

That’s pretty much it! Garnish with lemon and enjoy.

lemon dropshot recipe

Since I made this lemon drop shot recipe earlier in the day, I ended up freezing it for later. The dropsicle was actually pretty good!

Notecard Version

Lemon Drop Shot Recipe

Recipe by BobCourse: DrinksDifficulty: Easy


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  • Absolut vodka – 2/3 ounce

  • Limoncello – 2/3 ounce

  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

  • Lemon wedge

  • Sugar for rim of glass

  • Ice cubes


  • Chill your shot glass. Ideally, leave it in the freezer overnight. Cut up a lemon so you have wedges to garnish the drink and fill up a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, too.
  • Pour 2/3 ounce of Absolut vodka into the shaker, 2/3 ounce Limoncello, 1/2 ounce lemon juice, and 1/4 once simple syrup in there.
  • Close the shaker and shake everything well. Pour some sugar on the cutting board and grab the shot glass from the freezer.
  • Rub a lemon wedge on the rim of the shot glass and press the rim of the glass into the sugar.
  • Pour your lemon drop shot into the glass, garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy.


Calorie Calculation

2/3 ounce absolut vodka47
2/3 ounce limoncello (estimated)70
sugar est15
Simple syrup12.5
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