Sugar Free Lemon Drop Cocktail

November 19, 2019

Tis the season for festive cocktails and no other drink rings in classic american nostalgia like a classic lemon drop cocktail. Maybe it’s the martini glass or the frosty sugared rim, whatever it is, I want one. Sadly the standard lemon drop recipe boasts a whopping 25g of sugar, almost the suggested daily allowance by the American Heart Association.

Luckily with one easy swap you can create a flavorful sugar free alternative that could easily trick any lemon drop connoisseur. The not so secret swap is using crystalized monkfruit sweetener instead of sugar! I also love using organic lemons and non GMO vodka for bonus points. This swap makes the cocktail only 1.5g of sugar, all coming from the lemon juice!

Sugar Free Lemon Drop Cocktail

Ingredients (makes 1 cocktail, X ingredients by as many cocktails as you want to make)

1 lemon

1 teaspoon monkfruit sweetner

1 shot of vodka

2 shots of lemon sparking water


  1. Juice lemon into a small bowl, add in monk fruit sweetener, stir until well combined.
  2. Pour vodka and lemon monk fruit mixture into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well until cocktail is chilled.
  3. Take martini glass and and rim the edge with a your discarded juiced lemon half.
  4. Pour additional monkfruit onto a small plate, flip martini glass upside down and pat juiced rim onto sugar creating a festive monkfruit rim.
  5. Pour shaken cocktail into martini glass

If you loves try this recipe please let me know, I’d love your review! Drink more than one and silly faces will naturally ensue.lol

For more festive holiday recipes check out my Herbed Cauliflower Gratin, a delicious vegan crowd pleaser

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