Dirty Lemon Martini

Preserved Meyer lemons taste like a briny green olive, but with the citrus and floral fragrance of a Meyer lemon. They work well in place of olives in many recipes.  Olives and vodka are a perfect combination, so why not preserved lemons and vodka?  Like a dirty martini with lemon, or a dirty lemon martini! I was really excited when I thought of this, but an internet search showed I’m not the first.  Oh, well.  It’s the best martini I’ve ever had.  Cheers!

Dirty Lemon Martini

Serves 1


2 oz. vodka (I used Tito’s)

1 oz. preserved lemon brine

1/2 tsp. chopped preserved lemon

thin slivers of preserved lemon rind for garnish

Directions:  Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add vodka, lemon brine and chopped preserved lemon.  Shake well and strain into a martini glass.  Garnish with a sliver or two of preserved lemon rind.

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