Lemon Drop Martini

Lemon Drop Martini

Even though it’s cold in some parts of our state. In the Rio Grande Valley it’s Citrus Season.

Known to the locals simply as the “Valley”, this southernmost part of our State is a great place for Citrus. Rio Grande Valley Citrus crops begin maturing in October and will continue to mature through January for some types.

So in celebration of all things and all places Texas, we bring you our Lemon Drop Martini recipe. Hopefully it will warm you, and fill you with remembrances of summer. Enjoy.

The Recipe


2 oz. Vodka (we used Tito’s for this one)
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice (Rio Grande Valley of course)
Sugar to garnish the rim


Coat the rim of a cocktail glass with sugar and set aside (do this a few minutes ahead of time so the sugar can dry and adhere well to the glass).
Add all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
Strain into the prepared glass.


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