Lemon Drop cocktail
Ditch The Vodka And Start Shaking Tequila Into Your Lemon Drop
A twist on the vodka martini, the Lemon Drop cocktail contains vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup. If you're feeling adventurous, swap the vodka for tequila.
Unlike vodka, which has a neutral taste, tequila brings a bold, earthy sweetness. Its distinct flavor works together with the zesty lemon juice to give you a bolder-tasting drink.
Since vodka and tequila are fairly similar to one another in terms of alcohol content, you can substitute them on a 1:1 basis with no issue.
Blanco tequila's clean profile complements the citrusy Lemon Drop cocktail beautifully. The natural freshness and the sweetness from the sugar can enhance the citrus notes.
This complementary effect is more challenging with aged tequilas like reposado or añejo. The woody notes might clash horribly with the vibrant lemony essence of the cocktail.