This is my lemon meringue cocktail recipe! So yummy, you’ll want more than one!
I wrote this cocktail recipe down a long time ago. I’m not sure where I got the idea from, but in my notes I wrote that it was named the caramel shake or something like that.
But let me tell you: I changed the name because it does NOT taste like a caramel shake to me.
What it tastes like is lemon meringue!
Memories Light the Corners of my Cocktails
I know that everyone thinks their mother or grandmother was the best cook in the world. Blah, blah, blah. But – and this is not bias – some of my mother’s and my grandmother’s food was the best EVAH!! For example, my nana made the best pies. For reals!
My favorite was her apple pie. Mmmm-mmmmm-mmmmm! Her crust was the absolute flakiest I’ve ever had.
My it’s-a-close-second favorite pie was her lemon meringue. It was so good that every other lemon meringue pie I’ve had since pales in comparison.
The reason I mention this is because when I tasted this lemon meringue cocktail, I was immediately catapulted back in time. The taste is flavorful and delicious without being too lemony.
Just like Nana’s lemon meringue pie!
The surprising thing about this cocktail for me is that, even though it has lime in it, the lemon takes precedence. That’s not always the case with lemon and lime.
Going back to the recipe I wrote down so long ago, one of the ingredients listed is an egg. But once I got to mixing the drink, I realized it didn’t need one. So even though you will see it shown in the photo of the ingredients, I chose not to use it.
Without further ado, let’s carry on with the recipe.
The ingredients for the lemon meringue cocktail and the mixing
We have caramel vodka, lime, lemon, simple syrup and some light cream. Oh, and just in case you enjoy assembling ingredients you won’t use, don’t forget the egg. ?
First thing I do is fill the cocktail shaker half way with ice.
Next, I measure out 2 ounces of caramel vodka.
Have you smelled this vodka? Hold me back.
I pour it into the shaker.
Now, I measure out 2 teaspoons of lime juice.
Into the shaker it goes.
I measure 2 teaspoons of lemon juice.
It joins the other ingredients in the cocktail shaker.
Time to add the simple syrup. I measure out 2 teaspoons and pour it into the shaker.
Time for the last ingredient, the light cream.
Now, when I saw this recipe had citrus in it, I was so intrigued. I instantly thought it was going to curdle. And you know what? It did a little bit. So I shook the crap out of it before I poured it into the glass and that seemed to blend it properly.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s finish with the cream.
I poured out 1 and 1/2 ounces of light cream.
Into the shaker it goes and, as I said, I cap the shaker and shake the crap out of it.
I pour the contents of the shaker into a highball glass.
Now, look and you will see that it has separated a little bit. You just need to stir it every once in a while so it stays smooth.
The next photo is after I stirred it.
See? What’s a little stirring when it comes to a delicious cocktail?!
Here is the vertical view.
Don’t you just love the slightly yellow color? I do!
I hope you enjoyed this lemon meringue cocktail recipe.
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This cocktail tastes like lemon meringue. It’s light and frothy!
- 2 ounces kissed caramel vodka
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons simple syrup
- 1.5 ounces light cream
- Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice
- Add vodka, lime, lemon, syrup and light cream
- Cap shaker and shake 10 times
- Pour contents of shaker in highball glass
- Lift glass
- Smile at the lemon meringue taste
- Serving Size: 6 ounces
- Calories: 236