Lime Drop Martini Recipe

Dan George | Mantitlement

Lime Drop Martini is bright and refreshing. You can make it with any citrus, but the lime is a definite hit!

Lemon Drop Martinis are a well-known cocktail -  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!

There’s even lemon drop food recipes, like this lemon drop meringue cheesecake - but all made with lemon.

Lime Drop Martini Photo

What about the lime? It’s an equally good citrus in my book. I use it in so many cocktails and martini recipes that we always have some in the fridge.

You can even add it to your beer cocktails, or use it in tons of different dinner recipes. Which is kind of how I came up with the idea to make this drink.

There were no lemons. But lots of limes.

I knew it would be equally as good as the standard martini recipe that uses lemons… and maybe even better.

Lime Drop Martini Picture

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 its time and place, and it’s not here.

All you’ll need for this recipe is about three limes, but grab a few more while you’re at the store because two of these martinis probably won’t be enough.

Lime Drop Martini Image

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.

So rimming the glass in sugar? You guessed it - also a must. Enjoy!

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Lime Drop Martini Recipe

  2 Servings


  • 3 ounces Vodka
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 1/2 ounces Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Super Fine Sugar, Plus extra for sugaring the rim of the glass
  • Lime Zest, And a lime twist, for garnish


  1. Wet the rim of a martini glass with water then dip into a shallow plate with the sugar to coat the rim. Set aside to dry.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour into rimmed martini glass, garnish with lime peel and fresh lime zest.


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Author: Dan George
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 157

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 8g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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