Meyer Lemon Martini

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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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Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 martini

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons warm water

  • 1 Meyer lemon, juiced and peeled

  • 2 fluid ounces vodka

  • 1 fluid ounce orange-flavored liqueur (such as Cointreau®)

  • ice

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar, or as needed for rimming

Directions

  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)

298 Calories
0g Fat
37g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 86mg 431%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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