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What to do with all these meyer lemons?

err.. not bitter...tart. i meant the last word could be a bit tart. that was the word i was looking for and thats the thing i find that meyer lemons dont have...which must be exploitable...

Feb 17, 2012
masterplan in Spirits

What to do with all these meyer lemons?

you make a good point about the acidity and that really focuses the point of the thread for me. i'm looking for applications that play on this fact. for example the last word can be a bit bitter sometimes and i found the meyer lemons worked well there. maybe its a drink that usually involves lime and simple syrup that benefits from a meyer lemon substitution.

Feb 17, 2012
masterplan in Spirits

What to do with all these meyer lemons?

haha, i forgot that i posted this (or even that i'd joined this site). then found a bunch of emails in the address i dont use except to join these sorts of sites and someone made something! and i learned to call them valley lemons in texas.

anyway, following suit i made a margarita and it worked pretty well. frankly, i did not have the wherewithal to get cucumber juice and lavender bitters involved. and i used cointreau instead of grand marnier. despite all this straying from the recipe i would say a margairta with meyer (valley lemons is a winner).

also made a super sweet one subbing in some pineapple infused pisco i had sitting around for the tequila. I dont know why i thought that would work (it didnt). I found it a bit too sweet and lacking that grit from the tequila that really centers the margarita.

Feb 17, 2012
masterplan in Spirits

What bourbon are you enjoying?

Upon further investigation it turns out that the company that sells all those wine aerators also sells one for spirits. Seems somewhat gimmicky, but maybe it works? Anyone tried that?

Jan 29, 2012
masterplan in Spirits

What bourbon are you enjoying?

I've been enjoying the Elmer T. Lee for a couple of bottles now. Maybe I'm full of it, but it seems like when you first open the bottle its a bit hot, but after a week it really mellows out. I can drink it straight but it mixes really well too.

Jan 28, 2012
masterplan in Spirits

What to do with all these meyer lemons?

first of all, i'm new to the board so hello.

that aside, it's that time of year again, meyer lemon time! so, what are you all doing with them? so far i've tried this:

Meyer 'Ti Punch
2 oz rhum agricole (also tried with barbancourt)
0.5 oz fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice
Cane syrup to taste

preferred the agricole version (de paz).

Meyer's Last Word (basically a last word subbing the meyer lemon for lime juice)
0.75 oz gin
0.75 oz green chartruese
0.75 oz maraschino
0.75 fresh squeezed meyer lemon juice

this went surprisingly well. somewhat removed the bite and mellowed it out a bit for for me. very pleasing color too.

clearly im just subbing in for limes where i think it might work. has anyone else tried anything, or gone so far as to actually get creative?

Jan 28, 2012
masterplan in Spirits