Sherbet Lemon Drop


Sherbet Lemon Drop

Emily Lawrence
For when those visitors like Dumbledore drop in unannounced, this drink is a perfect crowd-pleaser. Acidic and fun, the addition of sherbet adds a sweet note to this bright, mouth-puckering cocktail.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Beverages
Servings 1 serving


  • lemon for garnish
  • sugar for garnish
  • ice
  • 1 shot vodka
  • 1 Tbsp. triple sec
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. simple syrup
  • sherbet for garnish


  • Rim martini glass with lemon and sugar.
  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  • Shake vigorously and strain into prepared martini glass.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon and sherbet.


  • Simple syrup can be made by combining equal parts water and sugar in a pot and dissolving it over low heat. Cool syrup before use. Store in a squeeze bottle for easy access.
  • This is an alcoholic drink and is not intended for minors. A mocktail could be made by replacing the vodka with lemon-lime soda and the triple sec with a splash of orange juice.


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