The Lemon Preservation Society

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When you go to all that trouble to make preserved lemons, it seems only fitting that you’d celebrate with a cocktail once they were ready. If you like salty dogs and tend to lick the salt off your margarita glass, you’ll love these. The photographer would have photographed the gin and tonic, but oddly only saw an empty glass.

Preserved Lemon Cocktail

  • 1 part gin
  • 1/2 part limoncello
  • 3/4 part juice from preserved lemon jar
  • 1/4 preserved lemon

In a shaker with ice, mix juice and alcohol. Strain into a tumbler with ice. Run the preserved lemon around the edge and then squeeze it into the tumbler and toss it in for a garnish and extra flavor.

Preserved Lemon Gin and Tonic

  • 1 1/2 parts gin
  • 1/4 preserved lemon
  • 1/2 tsp simple syrup
  • tonic water

Muddle the lemon quarter in the bottom of a Collins glass. Stir in simple syrup and gin. Throw in a few ice cubes and top with tonic water.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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6 Responses to The Lemon Preservation Society

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    No limoncello or gin in my cabinet or preserved lemons in my pantry but I love lemons and I suspect I could always spike my lemonade. :)

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    Sounds like a perfect drink in the heat of the summer, sadly it’s some time off over here.

  3. I think I’m the only blogger who doesn’t get this preserved lemon craze.

  4. Caroline says:

    Sounds delicious!

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Excellent timing! I’ve got plenty of Limoncello and 2 weeks ago filled a jug with lemons preserving. I’ve got 2 weeks to find a good hangover remedy. :)

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