Lemon Drop Martini – Original 1970s Norman Jay Hobday Recipe

Invented in the 1970s in San Francisco by Norman Jay Hobday, this drink is essentially a fancy Vodka Sour. It replaces the simple syrup with orange liqueur and has a fun catchy name too. I leave the word martini off this intentionally because there is nothing martini about this. This is a sour through and through and has more in common with the Sidecar than a Dry Martini. Bars just like putting this drink in a Martini glass for some reason, thus the confusion.

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Lemon Drop Martini – Original 1970s Norman jay Hobday Recipe

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Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

235

kcal
ABV

32%

Total time

3

minutes

Learn how to make a classic Lemon Drop Martini.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 oz Lemon Juice

  • 1 oz Orange Liqueur

  • 2 oz Vodka

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards.

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