Lime Drop Martini

This Lime Drop Martini is on the menu tonight! Just like a lemon drop martini but with fresh lime juice instead!

If you the flavor of lime in your drinks, try our popular Tequila Limeade Drink and these party ready Lime Drop Shots!

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Lime Drop Martini Recipe

This Lime Drop Martini is our latest creation for our friends over at Food Fanatic and we’re loving it!

Lemon Drops are a well known drink, every bartender can mix one up for you but there’s also tons of variations too.

I’ve had Pomegranate Lemon Drops, Raspberry Lemon Drops – even a champagne lemon drop. Now that is something we need to look into making…

We love taking classic and well know drink recipes and putting our twist on them just to switch things up a little at happy hour.

It’s hard enough making time in all of our busy schedules to even eat a meal together as a family, but we can usually squeeze in a drink or two!

Trying new cocktails is a fun way to reconnect at the end of the day, or have a cocktail challenge to see who can make the best drink!

These are the things we do at our house to keep things fun…because as we know life isn’t always a barrel of laughs all the time!

Lime Drop Martini from top

How Do You Make This Martini Recipe?

You could take this recipe and substitute any citrus you have on hand like oranges, or even grapefruit, and make up your own martini, but today we’re using limes.

Fresh lime juice in this drink is an absolute must do. I can promise you it will not taste good with the fake stuff out of the bottle.

That juice has it’s time and place and it’s not here. All you’ll need for this recipe is about 3 limes, but grab a few more while you’re at the store because two of these martinis probably won’t be enough.

Once you get your limes juiced add it to a shaker filled with ice. Next add in the vodka, triple sec and sugar. Make sure that you get superfine sugar so that it dissolves easier, also a must for this martini.

Shake it like crazy and strain into your martini glass that you rimmed with sugar. Now, I know I say sometimes that you don’t need to rim the glass for a drink, that it just gives it a look most of the time.

But for these Lime Drop Martinis…you’ve got to rim the glass. It adds a sweetness to the drink that you’re going to need.

It’s a solid component to making this cocktail. Sometimes I’ll tell you that the garnish is really just for looks and to make things pretty but in this case it really adds to the flavor of the drink.

Lime Drop Martini with limes on plate

Head on over to Food Fanatic where you can get this martini recipe and many, many other cocktails to keep you going through the weekend!

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Lime Drop Martini

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

This tart but sweet martini recipe is our play on a Lemon Drop, with fresh lime juice instead of lemon juice!



  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons super fine sugar, plus extra for sugaring the rim of the glass
  • Fresh lime zest and a lime twist for garnish


  1. Rub a wedge of lime around the rim of a martini glass. Pour some of the sugar onto a shallow plate and then dip the rim of the martini glass into the sugar to coat the rim.
  2. Add the vodka, triple sec and lime juice and 2 1/2 teaspoons of sugar to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and then pour into the rimmed martini glass.
  3. Garnish with lime wedges and serve.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American

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8 Responses
  1. Christopher C Maurer

    This is a good recipe; nice & tart. The sugar on the rim is key to balancing the acid. I used a very grainy turbinado sugar, which added a sweet crunch to each sip. Copied it down, this is a keeper.

    One detail: you did not say what to do with the lime zest. I tried to float it on top after pouring…

  2. Mike

    “2 1/2 teaspoons super fine sugar, plus extra for sugaring the rim of the glass”

    Should any of this end up in the drink mix, or is it all used to sugar the rim of the glass? In the instructions, it doesn’t say to add any to the drink mix itself.

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