I am brewing a batch of limoncello as I type this, but it needs two weeks until I can work on the next step! That is a long time to wait for a delicious lemony cocktail don’t you think? So with the lemons that I had leftover from the first stage of my limocello, I decided to make myself a little afternoon cocktail. This may not be a true lemondrop, I don’t know a lot about cocktails other than I love to drink them, but it tasted pretty good to me.

I squeezed all of the lemons that I had leftover and made a simple syrup. A simple syrup is a great thing to have on hand. You can use it for so many things. All you do is put one cup of water and 3/4 cup sugar in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Done. Let it cool and you have a perfect little solution to make many yummy drinks. I really like it in iced tea. I dipped the rim of my glass in lemon juice and dipped it in sugar and let it harden while I made the rest of my drink. I put 2 oz of vodka, 3 Tablespoons lemon juice (a mixture of regular lemons and Meyer of course. I am obsessed with Meyer Lemons.) 3 Tablespoons of simple syrup, a splash of club soda and some ice. Shake it up and pour. A perfect way to to tackle cleaning up the kitchen after a full day of cooking with your kids. More on that later.

Make these and most definitely share them with a friend.

lemonddrop cocktail


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Lemondrop Cocktail - the classic Lemondrop. Vodka and Lemon simple syrup, serve in a pretty glass with a twist.


Simple syrup:

  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons simple syrup
  • lemon wedges


  1. Make a simple syrup by cooking sugar and water over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Dip the rim of the glasses into lemon juice then into sugar. Let dry.
  3. In a shaker add vodka, lemon juice, and 3 tablespoons simple syrup. Shake well. Pour over ice and add a splash of club soda. Garnish with lemon wedges.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 1gSugar: 90gProtein: 1g

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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