What cocktails can I make with one lemon leftover and a variety of alcohols?

Cocktail Colin says:

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I have found a few cocktails that you can make with the lemon you have leftover and the variety of alcohols you have. Here are the options ranked from highest to lowest rating: 1. Cocktail ID: 6816 - Rating: 4.31/5 2. Cocktail ID: 6794 - Rating: 4.18/5 3. Cocktail ID: 8120 - Rating: 3.96/5 4. Cocktail ID: 3047 - Rating: 3.94/5 5. Cocktail ID: 27 - Rating: 3.9/5 These cocktails vary in alcohol content and total volume, offering you a range of options to choose from based on your preferences.
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You asked: Cocktails with a leftover lemon and various alcohols. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Lemon Drop Martini

The Lemon Drop Martini is a refreshingly tart and slightly sweet cocktail that has become a modern classic. This zesty...

Triple Sec (20ml), Lemon Juice (15ml), Lemon vodka (25ml), Sugar (Dash)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Lynchburg Lemonade

The Lynchburg Lemonade is a refreshingly sweet and tangy cocktail that delivers the classic flavors of a homemade lemonade with...

Triple Sec (22.5 ml), Sour Mix (60ml), Lemonade (Top up), Whiskey (37.5 ml)

4 ingredients
4.31 / 5


Limoncello is a delightful and zesty Italian liqueur well-known for its bold lemon flavor. This vibrant and aromatic cocktail is...

Vodka (1000ml), Lemon (12), Sugar (1 cup/200g)

3 ingredients
3.97 / 5

Lemon Lift Off

We had the new Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle gin come in stock and was inspired to make a lemony drink. Just...

Lemonade (150ml), Vodka (20ml), Lemon liqueur (20ml)

3 ingredients
3.87 / 5

Lemon Lime And Bitters

Lemon Lime and Bitters is a refreshing, non-alcoholic cocktail that is typically served in a highball glass. This popular Australian...

Lemonade (150ml), Lime Cordial (30ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.81 / 5

Whisky lemonade

The Whisky Lemonade is a refreshing cocktail that blends the warmth of whisky with the bright acidity of lemon juice,...

Lemon Juice (45ml), Whiskey (30ml), Honey liqueur (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.71 / 5

Cucumber Lemonade Chiller

The Cucumber Lemonade Chiller is a refreshing cocktail that blends the crisp, garden-fresh essence of cucumber with the tartness of...

Lemon Juice (30ml), Gin (60ml), Sugar Syrup (Dash), Cucumber (4 slices), Rosemary (Teaspoon)

5 ingredients
3.67 / 5

Lemon And Lime Vodka

The Lemon and Lime Vodka cocktail is a simple, citrus-forward mixed drink, combining the clear, clean taste of vodka with...

Vodka (30ml), Lemonade (90ml), Lime Cordial (90ml)

3 ingredients
3.62 / 5

Bacardi Lemon Mojito

The Bacardi Lemon Mojito is a refreshing and citrusy twist on the classic Mojito cocktail. The star ingredient is the...

Lemon rum (45ml), Mint Leaves (12), Soda water (Top up), Lime (Half), Sugar Syrup (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.58 / 5

Citrus Cooler

Citrus Cooler is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that combines the tangy flavours of lime, orange and lemon with a...

Lime juice (15ml), Triple Sec (20 ml), Orange juice (30ml), Lemon rum (40 ml), Salt (Pinch)

5 ingredients
3.53 / 5


We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What cocktails can I make with a leftover lemon?

With a leftover lemon, you can make cocktails like Lemon And Lime Vodka, Lemon Drop Martini, Whisky Lemonade, and Bacardi Lemon Mojito. These drinks use simple ingredients and make the most of your leftover lemon.

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What common alcohols pair well with lemon in cocktails?

Common alcohols that pair well with lemon include vodka, rum, gin, and whiskey. Lemon's bright and tart flavor complements these spirits and can be combined with other ingredients for a refreshing drink.

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How can I store a lemon to keep it fresh for cocktails?

To keep a lemon fresh for cocktails, store it in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic bag. If you have cut the lemon, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or put it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.

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Can lemon juice be substituted with another citrus juice in cocktails?

Yes, lemon juice can often be substituted with other citrus juices like lime or orange juice in cocktails. However, keep in mind that the flavor profile may change, as lemons have a distinct tartness compared to other citrus fruits.

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Are there any non-alcoholic drinks that use lemon?

Yes, non-alcoholic drinks like classic lemonade, Arnold Palmer (a mix of iced tea and lemonade), or lemon-infused water are popular choices that use lemon. These drinks are refreshing and easy to make, perfect for any occasion.

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