I’m excited to bring you another variation of the classic Lemon Drop cocktail but this time, I’m mixing in a fruity addition! Who doesn’t love strawberries? They’re always a great ingredient to opt for when you’re looking to sweeten your cocktail mixture up a bit, and that was my exact intention when creating this Strawberry Lemon Drop cocktail recipe.
This recipe is as easy as it gets, simply add your ingredients in a cocktail shaker and SHAKE! So let’s get right into this recipe.
The original Lemon Drop cocktail is known for its tangy, citrusy notes. I wanted to not only sweeten this mixture up, but add something fun to the recipe. Lemon juice on its own didn’t inspire me, so I thought “What about limoncello?” This Italian lemon liqueur packs a flavorful punch with its lemony sweetness. The limoncello adds a distinct flavor that complements the lemon juice while also contributing a smooth, velvety texture to the drink.
The strawberry element is the key player in this cocktail recipe. It is a Strawberry Lemon Drop, after all! My homemade strawberry simple syrup is such a convenient addition to cocktails, I recommend checking it out and trying the recipe for yourself!
The strawberry notes are delicate yet noticeable in this drink and pair perfectly with both lemon juice and limoncello. Boozy strawberry lemonade, anyone?
Step 1: Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled.
Step 2: Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and garnish.
This sweet and tangy cocktail is the definition of a made-for-summer drink, combining the bright citrus flavor of lemon juice with the sweetness of strawberry simple syrup and the added kick of vodka and limoncello. I’ve loved creating more and more cocktail recipes for you to enjoy as the sunny weather approaches, and this one is a sure hit!