Monday, June 29, 2009

Lemon Meringue Martini

While poppycock prefers the "icy sting" of a proper classic martini, made with a proper London dry gin, and cringes at the awful concoctions being proffered as "martinis" these days, this particular recipe is undeniably tasty and intriguing.

It was introduced to ms. poppycock by our daughter and son-in-law while she was visiting them in Canada, land of "free health care" and very expensive spirits and wine.

Lemon Meringue Martini:

2oz of pineapple juice
1 oz Galliano
1 oz

Mix together in shaker with ice. Serve in martini glass. Serves 1

You will be absolutely amazed at the flavor; I don't know who invented the drink, or how many failed attempts they made before arriving at this simple version, but I personally guarantee you will enjoy it.

If you've forgotten what Galliano is, or never heard of it, it made it's mark in mixology as the floater that turned a Screwdriver into a Harvey Wallbanger. Folks are tempted to say it's an anise liqueur, but it really is more than that. It's a rather bright yellow in color, and comes in a distinctive bottle. It may be difficult to find, but the NH liquor stores have it.

Limoncello is an Italian take on lemon flavored liqueur. Scratch that comment; it is a lemon flavored vodka drink.

If you get a bottle of each, and neither is inexpensive, you will have enough to last you for quite a while.

This is one of those little bonuses you'll find only here if you regularly read this blog. And it may be the only thing worth your time!


  1. Pem,
    I presume 1 oz. of fine London gin.

  2. Pem,
    I presume 1 oz. fine London gin.

  3. I actually made it at a friend's house with a shot of vodka, assuming the recipe must have called for that.

    I was surprised when I got home to find it was not in the recipe my daughter sent me.

    But feel free to add either an oz. of fine London gin, or vodka.

    Come to think of it, why don't you go in to your la-BOR-atory and try all three, and get back to us on which one is best?

  4. I just did a bit of further research on this, and I was reminded that Limoncello is not a liqueur, but is instead a lemon flavored vodka drink. So it is the vodka in the drink.