April 23, 2022

Lemon Drop Lollipop - Cocktail Recipe

Lemon Drop Lollipop - Cocktail Recipe - The Candleberry® Candle Company

A classic lemon cocktail recipe inspired by our Lemon Drop Lollipop candle. 

This Lemon Drop Cocktail is a sweet and tart cocktail great for a ladies’ night or after-dinner cocktails. This lemon drop cocktail is a riff on a classic martini and is perfect for those who want a strong cocktail, but don't really have a taste for alcohol.



  • 4oz vodka
  • 1oz triple sec
  • 2oz simple syrup
  • 2oz lemon juice
  • 1lemon zest

Things You’ll Need

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Liquid measure
  • Citrus zester


  1. First, sugar the rim of your glass. Place the sanding sugar in a shallow dish big enough to fit the mouth of your glass in.
  1. Wet the edges of the glasses (using either simple syrup or water) and then immediately dip the edge into the sanding sugar, rotating to coat the edge completely. Set aside.
  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the remaining ingredients.
  1. Attach lid and shake well.
  1. Divide the lemon drop cocktail between your glasses.
  1. Zest two small strip of lemon skin from your lemon, and then twist well. We like to use a chopstick or a skewer to wrap to skin around.
  1. Garnish the glass with the lemon twist and serve.


This is definitely a dessert cocktail, as it’s a bit too sweet to pair with a meal, but it is perfect for sipping on with friends – especially in the summer.


Lemon Drop Lollipop Summertime Cocktail Recipe and candle




Expert Tips & FAQs

  • You can use any orange-flavored liquor to replace triple sec if you don’t have it.
  • Make your own simple syrup by mixing together equal parts of water and sugar and bring to a boil on the stove until sugar dissolves. Allow to cool completely.



Serving: 1glass | Calories: 258cal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 47mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Iron: 1mg





For more tips and tricks on making this yummy cocktail click here Thanks Amanda for this great recipe!