Honey Lemon Drop


This honey lemon drop cocktail is the perfect balance of tart and sweet. Serve this ice-cold beverage anytime you need a refreshing pick-me-up.

Honey Lemon Drop
Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon hot water

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice plus 1/4 cup (from 2 large lemons), divided

  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • Ice

  • Lemon slice for garnish


  1. Combine honey and hot water in a small measuring cup or bowl. Stir until the honey dissolves, about 30 seconds. Let cool for 5 minutes.

  2. Place 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a small saucer and place sugar in a separate saucer. Dip rim of a martini glass in the lemon juice and then dip in the sugar. Let the glass stand while mixing the cocktail to allow sugar to adhere.

  3. Combine the cooled honey mixture, vodka and the remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice in a cocktail shaker; fill the shaker halfway with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with lemon slice, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
31g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 cocktail
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 28g
Vitamin A 5IU 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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