Cocktail of the Week: Roasted Lemon Martini

29 Mar

As I mentioned yesterday, in packing for our cabin trip this weekend, I did my best to bring a reasonable amount of stuff (mind you, reasonable to me meant bringing a muffin tin, three board games and hibiscus flowers in syrup, none of which we used.  I still have a long way to go when it comes to exercising moderation while packing). There are always cocktails at the cabins, but I didn’t want to lug bottles and bottles of different liqueurs, so I tried to keep the cocktails simple.  I came across a recipe for a roasted lemon martini with only three ingredients and have added a few tweaks that create a tart and smoky cocktail.

Roasted Lemon Martini

  • 4 thick slices of lemon
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz vodka
  • coarse sugar such as Turbinado or Demerrara

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Lay lemon slices on a cookie sheet and brush the top sides with honey.  Roast lemon slices for about an hour at 325 degrees turning once and brushing with remaining honey half way through the roasting.

Take one lemon slice and slide around rim of a cocktail glass to coat. Place rim into plate of sugar to create sugar rim.

Combine roasted lemon slices, simple syrup and vodka over crushed ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into chilled martini glasses.  Garnish with a roasted lemon slice.

For more recipes like this, visit the Domesticity page.

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One Response to “Cocktail of the Week: Roasted Lemon Martini”

  1. magnetandsteel April 1, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    Interesting. Never would think to roast a lemon. Any ideas how this would work with other citrus. Grapefruits? oranges?

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