Sweet, tangy and utterly refreshing lemon limoncello martini

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This lemon Limoncello Martini tastes exactly like a Lemon Drop Martini – sweet, tangy, and refreshing!! If you are looking for a refreshing spring or summer time cocktail, this lemon Limoncello martini will be perfect!

Sweet, tangy and utterly refreshing lemon limoncello martini
Sweet, tangy, and utterly delicious Lemon Limoncello Martini made with vodka, limoncello, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice.

There were fresh lemons from a friend’s backyard), a bottle of Limoncello and of course there is always vodka. Thought of sprucing up the lazy weekday night by mixing these up into Lemon-Limoncello Martinis… It’s a mix of sweet and tangy and it’s pretty refreshing as cocktails go.

These Lemon-Limoncello Martinis have a lovely yellow hue to it that, made me happy just by looking at it. Here is the recipe to make this citrus sweet martinis which are nothing but an alcoholic lemonade.

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SO, WHAT IS LIMONCELLO?

Limoncello is an Italian liqueur with a very prominent sweet and citrusy taste.

In Italy, Limoncello is enjoyed straight out of a shot glass or cordial glass before dinner as an aperitif or after dinner as a digetif.

If you are going to enjoy the limoncello as a shot, then have it chilled. Its delicious.

NOTE: I have given the recipe to make limoncello at home at the bottom of the post.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS LEMON VODKA MARTINI

  • Vodka: I used regular Greygoose Vodka.
  • Limoncello: I used a bottle of store bought limoncello lemon martini recipe. However, I have given you steps below to make limoncello at home.
  • Lemon juice: Fresh lemon please. 🙂
  • Simple syrup or use sweetener like Agave
  • Thin lemon slice, for garnishing the glasses
Sweet, tangy, and utterly delicious Lemon drop Martini made with vodka, limoncello, simple syrup, and fresh lemon juice.

HOW TO MAKE LEMON LIMONCELLO MARTINI

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add vodka, limoncello, lemon juice and simple syrup.

Shake well and strain into prepared glass.

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HOW TO MAKE LIMONCELLO AT HOME

If you have plenty of lemons harvested from your trees, you should definitely give it a try.  For the brave and willing, here is the recipe to make it at home.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10 lemons
  • 1 liter vodka
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 4 cups water

STEPS:

  • Zest the lemons, and place zest into a large glass bottle or jar. Pour in vodka. Cover loosely and let infuse for one week at room temperature.
  • After one week, combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. DO NOT STIR. Boil for 15 minutes. Allow syrup to cool to room temperature.
  • Stir vodka mixture into syrup. Strain into glass bottles, and seal each bottle with a cork. Let mixture age for 2 weeks at room temperature.
Lemon drop martini
Sweet, tangy and utterly refreshing lemon limoncello martini

Lemon Limoncello Martini

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This Lemon Limoncello Martini tastes exactly like a Lemon Drop Martini – sweet, tangy, and refreshing!! If you are looking for a refreshing spring or summertime cocktail, this lemon Limoncello martini will be perfect!
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5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine World
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Limoncello
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 2 Tsp Simple syrup or use sweetener like Agave
  • Thin lemon slice, for garnishing the glasses

Instructions
 

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add lemon juice, vodka, limoncello, simple syrup. Shake vigorously
  • Strain into martini glasses.
  • Enjoy responsibly.
Keyword cocktail recipe, Lemon Drop Martini, Limencello Martini, Martini
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65 Comments

  1. This looks so yummy and I’m sure will taste so fresh! I think I’ll have to make these for my family BBQ 🙂

  2. I looooooooove a good martini and this one sounds so delicious. Like it would be perfect after work on a hot day in LA here. Oooook now I know what to order during my next happy hour! Cross your fingers that something similar is one the menu =]

    Danielle | http://www.FollowMyGut.com <3

  3. This looks so refreshing! I think I found the perfect recipe for my next girls night in 😉

  4. Your photos are very elegant! This looks like a great cocktail for a summer evening deck party 😉

  5. I am a fan of Limoncello so this cocktail is right up my alley. So bright and (I can already imagine) so good!

  6. That sounds like a really tasty and refreshing drink. Can’t wait to make one!

  7. This really puts me in mind of the old adage “Eye appeal is buy appeal”. Nice presentation. Bet it tastes great too.

  8. I brought back a bottle of limoncello from Italy that I enjoyed very much. I look forward to trying this drink as well.

  9. Wow ! This iz easy to prepare, Inwill try this soon once I am off to work. Thank you for sharing , cheers !

  10. I’ve always liked the combination of sweet and tangy! This is really nice! It looks refreshing and I love the bright color as well. Perfect for a lovely Spring day.

  11. This looks really good! It’s the perfect drink to have with your girlfriends when you get together for a party or a barbecue. I’m sure it’s going to be a hit!

  12. This cocktail seems delicious!I love limoncello so much,This is a great mix!

  13. Thanks for sharing your martini recipe. Perfect for TGIF or girl’s afternoon hangout 🙂

    -blairvillanueva

  14. Oh how I love a flavored martini. This looks like something I should try. I just had an orange martini last night but I do loke lemon.

  15. I like orange and lime martinis both. Thank you so much. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. I love Martinis but have not had a lemon one. The next time I am out I will have to order one.

  17. The Lime-Limencillo Martini looks so refreshing! This would be perfect to serve to my friends and sisters when we get together. 🙂

  18. The Lime-Limencillo Martini looks so refreshing! This would be perfect to serve to my friends and sisters when we get together.

  19. Thank you for sharing! This looks absolutely tasty! As the family bar man, this will definitely wow my relatives in the summer! Thanks your for sharing!!

  20. I don’t drink but I love lemon flavors, your photo is so pretty. Reminds me of summer!

  21. These made my mouth water seeing how opaque the drink is! I love the idea of adding lime!

  22. This looks so refreshing. I love lemon everything, so I’ll be pinning for sure!

  23. I only drink traditional martinis. I am not keen to drink flavored martinis that sound like desserts, However, this recipe has peeked my curiosity. Because it’s lemonyI might inclined to give it a go.

  24. I love anything lemon. I’ve never had a martini but I love about anything citrus flavored. Reminds me of summer which is almost here!! Refreshing drinks for summer is a must!

  25. Beautiful summery drink 🍹
    It is so prefect for the weather our there.
    Love your stem glasses ❤️

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