Sambuca Citrus Martini

A citrus martini that is crisp and refreshing, with a splash of licorice flavor.


  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Superfine sugar
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce sambuca
  • 1½ ounces citrus vodka, such as Absolut citron
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist for garnish


  1. Chill a cocktail glass.
  2. Run the lemon wedge around the rim of two martini glasses.
  3. Spread the sugar in an even layer on a plate. Dip the martini glass rims into the sugar to rim the glass with sugar.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, sambuca, lemon juice, and ice. Shake until the cocktail is blended and cold.
  5. Strain into the prepared martini glasses. Garnish with the lemon slices.