Rosemary Lemon Drop Martini

Servings 1
Author Debi


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ oz citron vodka plain vodka will also work


  1. Bring sugar, water, rosemary, and lemon zest to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover and remove from heat; let stand for 20 minutes. Strain, discarding solids, and refrigerate syrup.
  2. Combine chilled syrup, lemon juice, and vodka. Pour over ice in a martini shaker. Shake until really cold. Strain into martini glass or old-fashioned glass, and garnish with small sprig of rosemary or a lemon twist, if desired.

Recipe Notes

This one takes a little prep time, but it’s worth it. Also, I like to mix 3 teaspoons of the lemon rosemary syrup into club soda for a non-alcoholic beverage. The syrup makes more than you'll need for 1 martini.