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How Many Calories Are in a Lemon Drop Martini?

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author image Nina K.
Nina K. is a Los Angeles-based journalist who has been published by USAToday.com, Fitday.com, Healthy Living Magazine, Organic Authority and numerous other print and web publications. She has a philosophy degree from the University of Colorado and a journalism certificate from UCLA.
How Many Calories Are in a Lemon Drop Martini?
A lemon drop martini on a table in a lounge. Photo Credit Galina Dobrovolska/iStock/Getty Images

A lemon drop martini can be a refreshing pick-me-up on a hot afternoon or at happy hour after work. However, this drink can be fairly high in sugar, making it an unwise choice if you're watching your weight. If you want the citrus flavor without the calorie load, try making your own version at home with vodka and fresh lemon juice, but no added sugar.

Calories Vary

Lemon drop martinis contain varying amounts of vodka, triple sec and sugar, and calorie counts may range from 125 to 180 calories or more for a 3-ounce drink. Watch out for bars and restaurants that use oversized martini glasses, as you could easily be doubling those calories in a jumbo cocktail. If you notice extra-large martini glasses behind the bar, request a smaller version to spare your waistline.

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