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Cheesecake Factory Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

Cheesecake Factory Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

Did you ever try the famous Cheesecake Factory Lemon Drop Martini? This cocktail has been a favorite of many for years. It’s sweet, tart, and refreshing all at once. If you’ve never had one before, here is your chance to try it out!
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 143kcal


  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Glass


  • 4 oz. of Triple Sec a citrus-flavored liqueur, adds a sweet and orangey note to the cocktail, complementing the lemon and amplifying the citrus flavor profile, while also contributing a touch of complexity.
  • 4 oz. of freshly squeezed lemon juice extracted from ripe lemons, brings a tangy and vibrant acidity to the cocktail, providing a refreshing and citrus-forward taste that serves as the backbone of the drink.
  • 8 tablespoons of sugar a sweet and granulated ingredient that provides the base sweetness for the cocktail, balancing the tartness of the lemon and adding a delightful touch of sweetness to the overall flavor profile.
  • 1/4 oz. of Stirrings Pure Cane Simple Syrup a rich and sweet syrup made from pure cane sugar, further enhances the sweetness of the cocktail, ensuring a well-balanced and harmonious taste experience.
  • Ice to chill the cocktail and create a refreshing and cooling effect, ensuring that each sip is crisp and invigorating.
  • 16 fresh raspberries plump and juicy, introduce a burst of fresh berry sweetness to the cocktail, infusing it with a vibrant and fruity taste, while also adding a beautiful visual appeal.
  • 4 fresh mint leaves gently muddled, release their aromatic oils and fresh herbal flavors, enhancing the overall freshness and adding a pleasant and invigorating element to the cocktail.
  • Lemon wheels for garnish thin slices of lemon, add a visually appealing touch to the cocktail, while also imparting a subtle hint of lemon aroma that enhances the overall presentation and taste.
  • 4 oz. of Tito's Vodka a smooth and neutral spirit, provides a clean and crisp base for the cocktail, allowing the other flavors to shine through while adding a subtle warmth and depth to the drink.
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest finely grated, releases the aromatic oils from the lemon peel, infusing the cocktail with a bright and citrusy essence that adds a refreshing and zesty note to the drink.


  • Begin by combining the sugar, lemon juice, and zest in a cocktail shaker. Muddle them together until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Add the fresh raspberry halves to the shaker and muddle once again.
  • Pour in the triple sec, Tito’s vodka, Stirrings Pure Cane Simple Syrup, and mint leaves.
  • Add cubed ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for approximately 30 seconds- 1 minute until all ingredients are mixed together.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a lemon wheel before drinking.


• Make sure you shake the mixture vigorously to ensure all ingredients are evenly distributed.
• If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can also use a mason jar with a lid.
• For an extra special garnish, use a mix of lemon and lime wedges!
• If you’d like your martini to be sweeter, add a teaspoon of simple syrup or two.
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