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A Bittersweet Summer Beverage: The Lemon Drop Mocktail

Shannon Bludoy
Read on to find out how to make this refreshing drink.

As summer nears, the craving for a refreshing, cooling beverage arises. When looking for something to drink, individuals often search for something flavorful and chilling; however, most beverages on the internet are complicated and utilize many ingredients that not all people may have at home. Additionally, many drinks that are displayed online require lots of time and effort, which is not necessary. A beverage should be pleasant both in terms of its taste and preparation time. 

After making this drink, I found that it is calming, easy, fun to make, and absolutely delicious. The process of making it was entertaining, especially when decorating the cup. Making a beverage decorative makes it more fun to drink. If you and your friends are searching for something enjoyable to make that will satisfy your summer cravings, I suggest that you make this lemon drop mocktail.  


1 lemon 

1-2 tablespoons of sugar 

1 teaspoon of honey 

1-2 cups of still water, sparkling water, or club soda (choose as desired) 



Pour 1-2 tablespoons of sugar onto a small plate. 

Squeeze half of a lemon around the rim of the cup. The lemon juice will act as glue so the sugar can stick to the glass. 

Swirl the cup in the plate of sugar until the rim is completely coated. 

Pour 1-2 cups of desired liquid into a separate cup. Note that the number of cups of water will vary, depending on the size of the glass. 

Mix 1 teaspoon of honey into the liquid in the separate cup. 

Squeeze the other half of the lemon into the mixture. 

Shake for 15-20 seconds. 

Pour the drink into a glass. 

Add a lemon wedge on the rim of the glass for garnish. 



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Shannon Bludoy
Shannon Bludoy, Contributor

Hi, my name is Shannon Bludoy! I am a member of the class of 2027. Aside from writing for Horizon, I am in Science Research, Women in STEM, Student Diversity Council, and Birthday Wishes.