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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


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


  • Rim martini glass with lemon and sugar.
  • Fill shaker glass with ice.
  • Combine vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup in shaker. Shake.
  • Strain into prepared martini glass and top with a slice of lemon and sherbet.


  • Simple syrup can be made by combining equal parts water and sugar in a pot and dissolving over low heat. Cool syrup before use. Store in squeeze bottle for easy access.
  • This is an alcoholic drink and 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.