Classic Cocktails – Lemon Drop

March 30, 2023

Lemon Drop Cocktail Glass

A lemon drop is a vodka-based cocktail with a lemony, sweet and sour flavor, whereby the sweet and sour ingredients serve to contrast and balance one another.


The lemon drop was invented sometime in the 1970s by Norman Jay Hobday, the founder and proprietor of Henry Africa's, a fern bar in the Russian Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California.

Lemon Drop Recipe

Lemon Drop Recipe

  • 1 Part Premium Lemon Rum
  • 1 Part Dry Vermouth
  • Lemon Twist
  • Sugar Coated Lemon Slice Garnish

My hand-painted Lemon Drop Cocktail glass (featuring this recipe on the bottom) will be available later this year! Add it to your wishlist today!!