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.
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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.