You'll look like a master bartender when you shake up an Elderflower Lemon Drop Martini for happy hour at home!
What do you get when you combine elderflower liqueur, lemon juice, and vodka? AnElderflower Lemon Drop! It's a fun martini for happy hour that looks fancy, but is SO easy to make!
We took our rock-solid and super popular Lemon Drop Martini recipe and updated it with the addition of elderflower liqueur. Proof positive that you can improve a classic!
Cocktails are only going to be as good as the individual ingredients. So be sure to use the highest quality you can. It's a game changer and guarantees you a smooth sipper every single time.
- Use Citrus Vodka- it's a game changer in this drink, makes it sooo smooth!
- Fresh Lemon Juice- please only use fresh lemon juice. Juicing lemons is easy, especially when you have this reamer. It’s a workhorse in my kitchen.
- Simple Syrup- it's easy to make at home!
- Superfine Sugar- It's a fine sugar that sweetens without the grainy residue that regular sugar can leave behind. Find superfine sugar online or in the baking aisle of any grocery store.
It’s easy to make great drinks at home! Just be sure to measure your ingredients instead of eyeballing it.
Trust us, it makes a HUGE difference in how your cocktail tastes and no one wants to dump all of that good alcohol down the drain because the proportions are off.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add liquors and lemon juice.
- Shake well and strain the liquid into a martini glass with a sugared rim.
- Garnish it with a lemon twist and serve immediately.
Unlike most garnishes that are just for show, the sugared rim is an important component of this drink. If you're feeling particularly fancy, go ahead and add the lemon twist for even more flair.
Pro Tip: These drinks are BEST served ICE cold! Be sure to shake it well over lots of ice!
Drinks that have citrus juice in them need to be shaken, not stirred and here’s why:
1. Shaking a cocktail with citrus breaks down the juice and the result is a cocktail that is light and refreshing instead of acidic.
2. Citrus juice and alcohol have different densities and won’t mix easily unless they are shaken together.
Yes! I like to mix them in a mason jar without ice, shake and refrigerate until ready to serve. When time to serve: add ice, shake again and pour into sugar rimmed glasses!
The little touches like this sugared rim are what make fun cocktails even more special.
1. Pour superfine sugar on to a small plate.
2. Cut a lemon into wedges and run a wedge around the rim of the martini glass to moisten the edge.
3. Invert the rim into the superfine sugar until evenly coated.
4. Turn the glass over and set aside until ready to use.
It only takes 30 seconds it takes to rim the glass with a lemon wedge and dip it in the sugar, but it is the difference between a good cocktail and a great one.
Favorite Elderflower Drinks
- Elderflower French 75- How can you go wrong with prosecco?
- Bourbon Elderflower Cocktails this unexpected flavor combination will quickly become a favorite.
- Elderflower Gin Gimlet- a simple update to a classic cocktail.
- Elderflower Spanish Gin and Tonics -the perfect drink for the G & T lovers out there!
Check out all of our Elderflower Drinks.
Easy Elderflower Lemon Drop Martini Recipe
- 2 ounces citrus vodka
- 1 ounce elderflower liqueur
- 1 ounce orange liqueur
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
- Superfine sugar and lemon wedge for rim
- Place superfine sugar on a small plate.Superfine sugar and lemon wedge for rim
- Run a lemon wedge around the edge of the martini glasses and invert glasses in the superfine sugar to coat the rims.Superfine sugar and lemon wedge for rim
- Fill a shaker with ice and add Vodka, Elderflower Liqueur Triple Sec, simple syrup and lemon juice. Shake well.2 ounces citrus vodka, 1 ounce elderflower liqueur, 1 ounce orange liqueur, 1 ounce simple syrup, 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
- Strain into glasses and serve immediately.
- 16 ounces citrus vodka
- 8 ounces elderflower liqueur
- 8 ounces orange liqueur
- 8 ounces simple syrup
- 16 ounces fresh lemon juice
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.
Love a classic Lemon Drop Martini? A splash of elderflower liqueur gives a smooth, refreshing twist to an old favorite. One sip and you might start to make this Elderflower Lemon Drop Martini your new go-to cocktail for happy hour!