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My new favorite drink: a Lemon Cupcake Martini – only 3 ingredients in this easy martini recipe that tastes like a lemon cupcake!

Lemon Cupcake Martini - just THREE ingredients to this martini that tastes like a lemon cupcake!

What is a Cupcake Martini?

This is one of my favorite martini recipes: it combines a lemon drop martini with a cupcake flavored cocktail. Lemon cake in a glass!

If you love sweeter cocktails or fun flavors, this is the recipe for you. Cake batter and lemon flavor – with just 3 ingredients!

ingredients in the lemon cupcake martini.

3 Ingredient Martini

  • Cake vodka – So many brands have cake flavored vodka nowadays, so buy your favorite. If you can’t find cake flavored, buy vanilla vodka or whipped vodka.
  • Limoncello – You must have a bottle of this. Not only is it great in this recipe but it’s fantastic as a shot.
  • Club sodaI top it off with club soda because I’m a lightweight.

How to make a Lemon Cupcake Martini

  1. Shake over ice, then strain into your glass.
  2. I also rimmed the glass with frosting and sprinkles, because cake. Plus, birthday and all that.
Lemon Cupcake Martini - only 3 ingredients!

Tip From Dorothy

Expert Tips

  • Use vanilla vodka or whipped vodka if you can’t find cake vodka
  • Want a creamy cocktail? Swap the club soda with cream or half and half
  • Nonpareils will stick to the glass better than jimmies.

Everyone who has tried this cocktail is in LOVE with it. The cake vodka gives it the cake flavor, the limoncello brings the lemon. It really does taste like lemon cupcakes!!

Lemon cupcake martini with rainbow sprinkles on rim

Lemon Cupcake Martini Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Lemon Cupcake Martini – only 3 ingredients in this easy martini recipe that tastes like a lemon cupcake!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 martini
Serving Size 1 drink


  • 1 ounce cake flavored vodka or whipped cream vodka
  • 1 ounce limoncello
  • Club Soda
  • For garnish: vanilla frosting or corn syrup and sprinkles
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  • To rim the glass: dip the glass upside down in vanilla frosting or a plate of corn syrup, then rim with sprinkles
  • Place vodka and limoncello in a martini shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into glass. Top off with club soda.
  • You can easily double this or make a pitcher. Just use equal parts of each alcohol and top it off with club soda.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Sodium: 0.3mg | Potassium: 0.3mg | Sugar: 11g
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

Martini Recipes

Last Updated on March 17, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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  1. Well, I love this kind of drink. Not juice but having taste of fruits. My kids like eating cupcake after dinner and I think they also love this. Thanks for sharing great recipes.

  2. I made this last night (with the “whipped” vodka) complete w/corn syrup and sprinkles on the edge of the glass and it was YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY!!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

  3. Dorothy:
    Don’t know all of your details that set you into a tailspin but you are too talented, beautiful and compassionate to let it get you down. Kick ass, honey, and let the rest catch up to you. I am 75 y.o., and I can tell you that you will kiss alot of frogs in your life time. Don’t worry…there are alot more princes than you could ever imagine! As a 96 y.o. lady, whom I have adopted, once told me, “Don’t give up and you want give out”! Truer words were never spoken. Love you and enjoy your recipes.