Meyer lemons, a cross between a lemon and an orange, have a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common lemon. If you have to use a regular lemon, add a little extra sugar to taste. For the ultimate martini, use good quality vodka and orange liqueur. I should have named this the 'come to mama' martini!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 martini
Advertisement

Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine 2 teaspoons sugar and warm water in a cocktail shaker; stir to dissolve sugar. Pour Meyer lemon juice, lemon peels, vodka, and orange liqueur into the shaker; add ice. Cover and shake vigorously.

    Advertisement
  • Remove a lemon peel from the shaker and wipe the rim of a martini glass with the peel. Dip the rim of the glass in 1 teaspoon sugar, or as needed. Strain martini into prepared glass.

Cook's Note:

Two teaspoons of simple syrup can be used to sweeten the martini instead of the sugar and water. To make 1 and 1/2 cups simple syrup, bring 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup water to a boil until sugar is melted. After cooling the syrup, store it in the fridge. It will keep several weeks.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 36.8g 12% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 5.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
With a bumper crop or meyer lemons I was so pleased to find this little gem. I did only use one shot of vodka cuz I am a whimp when it comes to octane:)Delicious!!!! Hmmmmm.....maybe I should give away all those lemons LOL Read More
(13)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
With a bumper crop or meyer lemons I was so pleased to find this little gem. I did only use one shot of vodka cuz I am a whimp when it comes to octane:)Delicious!!!! Hmmmmm.....maybe I should give away all those lemons LOL Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2013
I bought a bag of Meyer lemons with this recipe in mind! I am a Grand Marnier lover so I used that for the orange-flavored liqueur. This little citrus gem has the perfect balance of sweet to tart. This will definitely be treat throughout the week at cocktail hour! Thanks cookin'mama! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2013
I have been searching for a good lemon martini recipe and this is it. So easy to make and is not too tart. Can't wait to try it with grand marnier as Cointreau is all I had. Read More
(6)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2014
Holy smokes!! This is a great drink and one "does it"...the hubs and I are big fans! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2017
I made a simple syrup ahead of time (boiled 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water) and at mixing time did 2 oz each Meyer lemon juice (I had squeezed all ahead of time) and vodka and 1 oz each simple syrup and Cointreau. Rave reviews all around! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2017
Oh My Golly. Recently living on the beautiful East Coast of Florida and having Meyer Lemon Trees very available I have been squeezing and freezing Meyer Lemon juice ice cubes. A perfect drink is 2 cubes of juice with 2 teas sugar and 2 teas water. Micro for just a few seconds. Add to ice filled cocktail shaker along with the Vodka and Orange Liquor and shake. Swirl your Martini glass in sugar pour the martini liquid into glass and garnish with lemon rind. Just plain YUM!! Read More
(3)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
Yummy! I'm not much of a martini-lover but do love Meyer lemon so I thought I'd give it a try. It's very strong but has an excellent flavor. Had to run to the computer and type this review before I finished the first glass because I knew I wouldn't be able to after finishing the drink! Good and strong! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2014
Lightly boil the sugar water to make simple syrup.:) Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2014
So good and so strong! Just the way I like it! Read More
(1)