Monday, December 1, 2008

Meyer Lemon Martini -- A Thanksgiving Cocktail

Once the turkeys were loaded in the oven and grill I created a few cocktails drawing on significant inspiration from Artisanal Cocktails by Scott Beattie. For each cocktail I combined 3/4 oz. of juice freshly squeezed from a Meyer lemon, 1/2 oz. Meyer lemon infused simple syrup, and 2 oz. vodka. The mixture was shaken vigorously over ice and strained into a martini glass rimmed with granulated sugar mixed with lemon zest.

For the final touch I added a homemade lemon foam produced in the iSi whipper charged with nitrous oxide. The foam consisted of lemon juice, simple syrup, gelatin, and coconut milk.

The cocktails (production and consumption) were enjoyed by all. Cheers!