Cocktail of the Week: Spiced Meyer Lemontini

meyer_lemons.jpgOK, 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.

Recipe below.

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
Fresh nutmeg

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.

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4 Responses to Cocktail of the Week: Spiced Meyer Lemontini

  1. PolitiPornster says:

    How about “The Scurvy Lemon”?

    One thought, you might want to try replacing the rum with tequila one time. A friend of mine from Germany showed me how to do tequila shots with an orange slice replacing the lime and cinnamon replacing the salt. It was incredible and we proceeded to kill a entire bottle of 1800 in this manner. Very nice. The next day, not so much.

  2. FuzzyT says:

    A tip on the simple syrup: it will keep for a bit in the fridge, but is subject to molds forming. To prevent this, and extend it’s longevity, just add a shot or so of neutral spirit (vodka, grain) after it’s cooled and before you put it in fridge.

  3. Susan says:

    What a great tip, fuzzy. Thanks!

  4. Kokteyl says:

    This is awesome recipe especially after these modifications!

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