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Low-Cal Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

This week I made a super awesome Sweet’N Low Low-Cal Lemon Drop Martini as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. Big thanks to them for allowing me to a part of the #SweetNLowStars – hope you enjoy!

I’ve been posting a few back to school giveaway posts this week. And I know a ton of other bloggy moms around the country who have kids going back to school in the next week. But – here in Central Washington, we’re still in the upper 90’s to 100’s, and have almost a month left of summer vacation left. Which means, I’m still in a summer state of mind :) We just got back from an awesome camping trip at Rimrock Lake {have you seen the pics on Instagram? It was so gorgeous.} And I just can’t feel the whole fall mindset yet. Which is why I’m still in the mood for light, simple, and easy food and drink recipes. Check out a new fave of mine – it’s even low-cal. Which is mucho important when it’s still swimsuit season here.

Low cal Lemon Drop Recipe - #SweetNLowStars

Low-Cal Lemon Drop Martini Recipe

I love anything lemon. From homemade cleaning products, to lotions [my fave, is Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream!} to food and drinks, I love lemon. Always have, since I was a little girl. I haven’t ever made my own lemon drop drinks at home, which is funny – I’ve ordered them many a time when out for a girl’s night, and we entertain a TON, year-round. I guess I didn’t realize how darn easy they were. And with the help of Sweet’N Low, they’re super low-calorie, and even diabetic-friendly too. Check it out:

How to make a low cal Lemon Drop

How to make a Low-Cal Lemon Drop Martini

So, it’s super duper crazy-simple to make these. You need your favorite type of vodka. Some lemon juice – I prefer fresh squeezed, but you could totally use bottled lemon juice, or an unsweetened lemonade if you prefer. Add some Sweet’N Low to sweeten it up a bit, without adding a ton of calories. And if you like a little fizz – add a splash of ginger ale or seltzer water.

How to make a Low cal Lemon Drop - #SweetNLowStars

And that’s it! You’ve got a super refreshing, delicious, low-cal, diabetic-friendly drink – in just a couple of minutes, with very little prep. What more can you ask for, right? :)

Low-Cal Lemon Drop Martini Recipe


  • 2 oz {1 1/2 shot glasses} of your favorite vodka
  • 1 oz {a little over half a shot glass} of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 packets of Sweet'N Low
  • 1 sliced lemon
  • A couple handfuls of ice


  1. First, pour a shot or two {depending on how strong you want your drink} of vodka into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Next, add some fresh squeezed lemon juice. In a pinch, if you don't have fresh lemons, just use bottled lemon juice, or even lemonade. My fave lemonade for this would be Simply Lemonade brand.
  3. Add one packet of Sweet'N Low.
  4. Now add a slice or two of fresh lemon, and muddle it in the shaker - if you don't have a muddler, use the end of a wooden spoon to squish it all up a bit.
  5. Cover with ice, about halfway full.
  6. Shake for about 30 seconds, to be sure it's all nice and cold.
  7. Coat the rim of a martini or other glass with another lemon slice, and let the juices flow into the glass too. Then roll the rim of the glass on a plate of Sweet'N Low to coat it.
  8. Pour the shaker contents into your martini glass rimmed in Sweet'N Low, add a lemon for garnish, and enjoy!

Low-cal Lemon Drop Drink Recipe - #SweetNLowStars

If you liked this drink, and want to make it yourself – for back porch patio sipping on a warm day, girl’s night in, or any other fun times – be sure to pin it!

Follow Meagan Paullin – Sunshine and Sippy Cups’s board Party Drinks on Pinterest.

Speaking of pinning – be sure to follow me on Pinterest – or at least follow my “Party Drinks” board above. But I think you should totally follow all of my boards, because I pin tons of cool stuff. Pinky promise. I’m a pin-aholic :)

Lemon Drop Martini Style - #sweetnlowstars

And – here’s a bonus, randomly: I decided to make a Polyvore set of Lemon Drop inspired fashion. {Are you on Polyvore? Let’s connect!} So, you can totally get into the groove – drinks, fashion, beauty, make it a movement. And if you’re inspired to have your own Lemon Drop inspired fashion or drink day – be sure to share it with the #SweetNLowStars hashtag <3 And check out the hashtag for more amazingly cool ideas!

Want more amazingly creative drink ideas? Check out the Sweet’N Low site!

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  1. Can I just say “yum”! That does look very tasty…and refreshing! :-)

  2. This was much too tart for me! I had to add another package of sweetener. :)

    • Meagan Paullin says

      It is kinda tart ;) I like it that way – reminds me of like, a Sweettart candy? But I hope adding the extra packet of sweetener made it just right for you!

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