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Frosty Lemon Martini

This sweet-tart, chilled lemon martini is perfect served on warm summer evenings.

Sunset DECEMBER 2003

  • Yield: Makes 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Lemon wedge
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 6 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored vodka (3 oz.; see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons chilled lemon-flavored liqueur (1 oz.; see notes)
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 thin strips (3 in. long) lemon peel


1. Pour sugar onto a small, rimmed plate. Rub rims of two martini glasses with lemon wedge to moisten, then dip rims into sugar to coat (see notes).

2. Place ice in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake until mixture is very cold, about 10 seconds. Strain into glasses. Garnish each with a twist of lemon peel.


Look for lemon- flavored vodka and liqueur (such as the Italian liquore di limoni) in well-stocked supermarkets and liquor stores. For extra frostiness, put sugar-rimmed glasses in the freezer for 7 to 8 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 162
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 2.6mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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