Lemon Syrup for Lemon Drop Cocktail

meyer lemon drop martini
Photo: Bryan Gardner
Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Use this lemon syrup recipe to make the Lemon Drop cocktail.


  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • Grated zest from 1 lemon


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water; bring to a boil over high heat. Add lemon zest; reduce to a simmer; cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand overnight.

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