Lemon Meringue Martini
- 1½ ounces Limoncello Liqueur
- ½ ounce Lemonade
- ½ ounce Whipped Cream Vodka
- ½ ounce Half & Half
- Graham Cracker crumbs
- 1 egg white and 70 grams (~0.30 cups) of castor sugar
- Lemon wheel
How to Make
- Chill your martini glass
- Rub the edge of the martini glass with a lemon wedge and dip it into Graham cracker crumbs. Set aside.
- Combine Limoncello, Lemonade, Whipped Cream Vodka, and Half & Half in a cocktail mixer filled with ice. Shake well until chilled.
- Strain the drink into the chilled glass.
- Whisk the egg white and castor sugar in a bowl until stiff peaks form.
- Use a spoon to pile the meringue on top of the Martini.
- Scorch the meringue using a blow torch for a deep brown caramelization.
Over the years, mixologists have become more comfortable bending the rules and have transformed simplistic, classic cocktail recipes into a myriad of unique drinks that deliver a burst of color and flavor.
The Lemon Meringue Martini is the perfect example. Limoncello, lemonade, and vodka join forces to create a delicious martini that reminds people of the comforting, zesty, classic lemon meringue pie dessert.
Our Lemon Meringue Martini is simply our favorite version of this zesty dessert drink. But there are numerous variations. Don’t be afraid to play around and explore different combinations or substitutes.
We like adding Whipped Cream Vodka to our Martini. The vodka exudes smooth, clean flavors that burst with sweet vanilla cream notes. The flavors are subtle and versatile enough to mix with various specialty cocktails.
You can take a more classic approach and use gin in your Lemon Meringue Martini. Or you can opt for a traditional or vanilla-flavored vodka.
Limoncello is a sweet, tangy Italian liqueur that is made by soaking lemon zest in neutral grain alcohol like vodka. It can be enjoyed straight as a chilled shot or digestif. Adding Limoncello to your Lemon Meringue Martini ensures the drink boasts intense citrusy flavors.
You can replace this liqueur with lemon cordial or lemon syrup. If you use lemon juice, add a scoop of sugar to balance the sourness.
If you’re running out of time and can’t make the meringue garnish (whisked egg white and castor sugar) in time, skip it completely or add a dollop of whipped cream to the Martini.
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