Summer is unofficially here! For most of my summer cocktails I love to incorporate fresh lemons. I recently discovered “pink lemons”, which have an amazing scent and add a wonderful tart flavor to any cocktail. This recipe was actually an experiment from my husband, mixing a few leftover spirits in our home. The result is a delicious flavor that very closely resembles a lemon meringue pie. Seriously, its good!
Ingredients (for one serving)
- Crushed ice
- 2 oz cake flavored vodka
- 1/2 oz St. Germain liqueur
- 1 teaspoon rose syrup
- Fresh squeezed juice from half of a lemon
Start off with a blender and ice cubes or pre-crushed ice cubes as the base for this cocktail. Try not crush the ice too small as it will start to melt once the ingredients are added. First add the two ounces of vodka. The cake flavor creates that lovely meringue taste. I used Pinnacle cake, a French vodka, but any vanilla, whipped or cake flavored vodka can be used.
Next add the St. Germain, an elder flower liqueur, followed by the rose syrup. If you can’t find rose syrup, melt sugar with a little rose water or rose oil. The St. Germain and rose syrup add a subtle floral flavor, scent and sweetness to the cocktail. Finish with the fresh squeezed lemon juice. I found pink lemons at my local Trader Joe’s. They have a slight pinkish color and an awesome lemon smell. Our entire home smelled like lemons after making this cocktail!
Stir the ingredients and if the ice starts to clump, just pour back into a blender for a few pulses. Serve in the prettiest little glass you can find, it’s definitely a dainty cocktail! Perfect for summer teas, showers, and luncheons when it’s very hot outside. Cheers!