Lemon Espresso Martinis

Lemon Espresso Martinis

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes


2 people

Nothing says fall like pumpkins and nothing says fun like individual pumpkin soups serve with spiderade for the kids and Lemon Espresso Martinis for the grown-ups!


  • 2 tablespoons lemon syrup (recipe below)
  • 2 shots vodka
  • 2 shots cold strong espresso
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 slices lemon rind
  • 4 tablespoons sugar


  • 1 For the Lemon Syrup, cut 2 lemons in half, 3 cups water, 1 cup sugar.
  • 2 In a medium sauce pan cover lemon with water and bring to a boil.
  • 3 Simmer for 45 minutes then remove lemons from water and cool.
  • 4 Scrape out fruit, pulp and pith; toss away.
  • 5 Combine water, sugar and lemons in sauce pan and simmer until translucent, about 35-40 minutes
  • 6 Use the rind for martinis and vinaigrette dressing and the syrup for iced tea and martinis.
  • 7 Rub rim of martini glass with lemon rind and dip in sugar.
  • 8 Combine lemon syrup, vodka, espresso and ice in martini shaker. Shake vigorously.
  • 9 Pour into martini glasses and serve with lemon rind.


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