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Lemon Curd Gimlet

Lemon Curd, Lemon, Gimlet, Coupe Glass, Explorer's Gin

I love experimenting with citrus fruit and gimlet and sour cocktails are amongst my favourites. Recently we had a jar of lemon curd left in the fridge that needed to be used, so naturally I started to experiment with it. The natural step was to add lemon curd to a gimlet and the result was a rich, velvety textured cocktail. We also trialled some other variations including a lemon meringue pie cocktail, which all been a great success.

If too much lemon curd is added and the consistency becomes too rich, try adding a splash of soda water to rebalance the flavour.

Ease of Making: Easy

Glass Type: Coupe Glass

Taste: Tart, zesty and citrussy

Recipe:

  • 50 ml Explorer’s Gin
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice
  • 15ml Lemon Sugar Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of Lemon Curd

 Method:

  • Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Wipe the rim of the glass with a little lemon peel.
  • Shake hard then strain into your glass.
  • Garnish with lemon peel.

 Variations to Try:

  • Double Lemon Gimlet Fizz: Add a splash of soda water to the cocktail.
  • Double Lemon Gimlet Royale: Add Champagne to the cocktail.

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