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Meyer Lemon Martini


"Meyer lemons, a cross between a lemon and an orange, have a sweeter, less acidic flavor than the more common lemon. If you have to use a regular lemon, add a little extra sugar to taste. For the ultimate martini, use good quality vodka and orange liqueur. I should have named this the 'come to mama' martini!"
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10 m servings 297 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 martini)

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  1. Combine 2 teaspoons sugar and warm water in a cocktail shaker; stir to dissolve sugar. Pour Meyer lemon juice, lemon peels, vodka, and orange liqueur into the shaker; add ice. Cover and shake vigorously.
  2. Remove a lemon peel from the shaker and wipe the rim of a martini glass with the peel. Dip the rim of the glass in 1 teaspoon sugar, or as needed. Strain martini into prepared glass.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Two teaspoons of simple syrup can be used to sweeten the martini instead of the sugar and water. To make 1 and 1/2 cups simple syrup, bring 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup water to a boil until sugar is melted. After cooling the syrup, store it in the fridge. It will keep several weeks.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 297 calories; 0.4 g fat; 36.8 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 13 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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With a bumper crop or meyer lemons, I was so pleased to find this little gem. I did only use one shot of vodka cuz I am a whimp when it comes to octane :)Delicious!!!! Hmmmmm.....maybe I should ...

I bought a bag of Meyer lemons with this recipe in mind! I am a Grand Marnier lover, so I used that for the orange-flavored liqueur. This little citrus gem has the perfect balance of sweet to ta...

I have been searching for a good lemon martini recipe and this is it. So easy to make and is not too tart. Can't wait to try it with grand marnier as Cointreau is all I had.

Oh My Golly. Recently living on the beautiful East Coast of Florida and having Meyer Lemon Trees very available, I have been squeezing and freezing Meyer Lemon juice ice cubes. A perfect drin...

I made a simple syrup ahead of time (boiled 1 cup sugar with 1 cup water) and at mixing time did 2 oz each Meyer lemon juice (I had squeezed all ahead of time) and vodka and 1 oz each simple syr...

Yummy! I'm not much of a martini-lover, but do love Meyer lemon, so I thought I'd give it a try. It's very strong, but has an excellent flavor. Had to run to the computer and type this review be...

Holy smokes!! This is a great drink and one "does it"...the hubs and I are big fans!

Lightly boil the sugar water to make simple syrup. :)