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Lemon Square Martini

By Amber 13
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These Lemon Square Martinis are my take on those sweet and tart lemon squares that adorn the dessert table at every summer picnic!

Lemon Square Martini

These, my loves, are dangerous.

Like…they taste so good, you can’t stop drinking them. And, okay, maybe just one more turns into, okay, maybe just 10 more…and before you know it you are calling the bartender Wes when his name is really Steve and you wake up in the middle of someone’s bed with an excruciatingly bad headache, and you have no idea where you are. 

Not like that’s ever happened to me before. 


Lemon squares are one of the best desserts for spring and summer, and they are such a treat. 

They are always so creamy and dreamy and when the tartness of the lemon mingles with the sweetness of the sugar it’s like Will Ferrell has a bajillion yellow ribbon wands dancing around in your mouth.

These Lemon Square Martinis taste just like that.

Lemon Square Martini

As you’ve read before, I can’t stand lemonade.


Unless, of course, it’s mixed with copious amounts of liquor…lots and lots of liquor.

Is that bad?

*shrugs shoulders*

Lemonade just doesn’t do it for me. It tastes almost like powdered chalk and leaves a nasty residue on my tongue. Even if it’s real lemonade and not made from a package or already prepared lemonade, I still can’t stand it. But, mixed with booze, it takes on an entirely new life form in my mind.

I promise I’m not an alcoholic.

Did that last sentence just make you compare me to Sandra Lee?

The many drunk faces of Sandra Lee


Ok, so maybe sometimes that’s what I look like…but only on Fridays….and only because of you people…I mean, I can’t post a recipe that I haven’t taste tested, right?!?

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That’s what I thought.

Lemon Square Martini overhead shot

And speaking of taste testing…I have sampled these both with low calorie lemonade and with freshly squeezed lemon juice and liquid stevia drops and, surprisingly, the fresh lemon didn’t win out…and it probably has everything nothing to do with the fact that it takes too dang long to squeeze fresh lemon juice when you know there is a perfectly fresh container of lemonade in your fridge because your husband so sweetly bought it for you the night before.

Yeah…patience isn’t a virtue I possess.

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Lemon Square Martini

Low calorie lemonade and flavored vodkas are combined into a cocktail that tastes identical to lemon squares!!!
5 from 6 votes
Print Rate
Servings: 1
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Slim Pickin’s Kitchen


  • 1 shot (1.5 oz) Three Olives Cake vodka or vanilla vodka
  • 1/2 shot (1/2 oz) Limoncello
  • ½ cup Lemonade or crystal light lemonade
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • powdered sugar and/or cookie crumbs for rim optional


  • Pour vodka, limoncello, lemonade, and fresh lemon juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  • Shake until chilled.
  • Strain into a martini glass rimmed with powdered sugar and/or cookie crumbs.
  • Enjoy!
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*WWpts= 2 pts per serving*


Serving: 1g | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g
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  • Caroline
    July 17, 2012

    Soooo delicious! Those martinis are dangerous for sure! In a good way!

  • Debbie
    June 25, 2020

    This was a big hit for girls night and super easy to make

    • Amber
      July 7, 2020

      Yay! That makes me so happy!

  • Amanda
    August 9, 2021

    This is my favorite alcoholic beverage! It is definitely addictive. I went out and got all of the ingredients and loved it so much I invited a neighbor to have some with me. Thank you for sharing!

    • Amber
      August 9, 2021

      That is so awesome, Amanda! This comment made my night, and I’m so happy you enjoy them! Cheers!

  • Liz
    June 26, 2022

    My boyfriend is learning to make drinks and I asked him to make me this. It’s delicious and we’ll definitely be having these again! We didn’t have powdered sugar or cookies so I used crushed Graham Crackers for the rim and it turned out great.

    • Amber
      July 5, 2022

      Oh! Graham crackers are a great idea! So happy you enjoyed them. They’re perfect for this time of year!