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Meyer Lemon Gimlets

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Meyer Lemon Gimlets
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 1
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Meyer Lemon Gimlets

This classy cocktail gets a makeover with seasonal Meyer lemons for a fun twist on a classic drink.

Ingredients

4
ounces vodka
2
whole Meyer lemons
1
tablespoon sugar
1/4
cup Chex Mix™ Muddy Buddies™ lemon meringue

Directions

  • 1 In a small saucepan set over low heat, squeeze the juice of one whole lemon into the pan. Stir in the sugar and continue stirring until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  • 2 While the Meyer lemon syrup is cooling, crush the Muddy Buddies into fine crumbs using either a food processor or blender. Pour the crumbs onto a small plate.
  • 3 Slice the second lemon in half. Set aside one half of the lemon. Using the other half, cut off a small slice and run it around the rim of the glass. Press the glass into the Muddy Buddies to coat the rim.
  • 4 Add the vodka, Meyer lemon syrup, and the juice of half of the second lemon to a cocktail shaker or Mason jar, along with some ice. Close and shake to mix.
  • 5 Strain into the prepared glass.
  • 6 To garnish, use a pairing knife to slice a one-inch long strip of lemon peel from the remaining piece of lemon, being careful not to cut away too much of the bitter white pith. Tightly roll the peel up like a jelly roll, slice off the edges to neaten it up, and then twist into shape. Place on the edge of your glass.
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A Meyer Lemon Gimlet with a Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Lemon Meringue flavored rim is a perfect spring drink.

As prepared by Buns in my Oven,

Sip on this citrusy, sweet drink and bask in its golden glow. 

Well, guys. It’s official.

Spring has sprung. The birds are chirping and the bees are buzzing and I’m pushing my kids to play outside while I sip on citrusy little adult drinks. Ahhhh, life is good.

Meyer lemons will only be in season for another month or two, so let’s all indulge in them as much as possible, shall we? They’re sweet and tart, just like the new Chex Mix Lemon Meringue flavored Muddy Buddies I spotted at my local store. Match made in heaven? I think yes. 

Also, hello! Have your Muddy Buddies and drink them, too. That’s a new saying I just made up. It’s going to be huge.


Meyer Lemon Gimlets

Let’s make ourselves a Meyer Lemon Gimlet, shall we? And don’t worry if you don’t have gin. I’m a vodka girl myself and it works beautifully in a gimlet.


Meyer Lemon Gimlets

We’re going to make a simple syrup out of the lemon juice and sugar. It’s easy peasy. Just squeeze one lemon into a pan, add a tablespoon of sugar, and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and let it cool. 


Meyer Lemon Gimlets

If you’re a fancy person, you’ll want to bust out your cocktail shaker. If you are like me, you’ll grab a mason jar. Either will work. Add the Meyer lemon syrup you just made, squeeze half of a Meyer lemon into the jar, and pour in your gin or vodka.


Meyer Lemon Gimlets

Add ice, close ‘er up, and shake to your heart’s content. 


Meyer Lemon Gimlets

You should have half of a lemon leftover. Snatch it up, hack off a slice, and rub it around the rim of your martini glass.


Meyer Lemon Gimlets

Place about 1/4 cup of Lemon Meringue Muddy Buddies in a blender or food processor and blitz the heck out of them. We want fiiiiiiine crumbs or they won’t stick to your glass very well. Pour the crumbs onto a pretty plate, take your martini glass with the lemon-y rim, and rub it all up in there.


Meyer Lemon Gimlets

Use a pairing knife to peel about a 1/2-inch wide strip of lemon peel off. Try not to get the white pith with the peel. Roll it up like a jellyroll, slice off the edges to clean it up, and then twist it into a pretty little garnish. It will hold its shape quite well. Try it, it’s fun!


Meyer Lemon Gimlets

Now, get yo’ drank on.


Meyer Lemon Gimlets

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