OK, the name really sucks. So help me come up with a new one. I found this recipe on the Site of the Evil Empire and made a couple of modifications. It’s really tasty, simple to make, and a bit different. I love the flavor of the Meyer lemon in this cocktail, as it’s not quite as bracing as regular lemons. In my mind, that makes it work better with the nutmeg, cinnamon and spiced rum in this drink. My guests loved it last week, and I might have to have another this weekend.
Spiced Meyer Lemontini
1/2 ounce simple syrup*
1 1/2 ounces Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
1 ounce fresh Meyer lemon juice
3/4 ounce Cointreau
Cinnamon Sugar for rimming the glass
Add the liquids to a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled and pour into a chilled martini glass that has been rimmed with Meyer lemon and cinnamon sugar. Grate a small amount of fresh nutmeg onto the drink, just enough so you get the aroma of nutmeg.
*Simple syrup can be easily made by gently heating equal parts of water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool. Can keep for weeks in the refrigerator.