Meyer Lemon Margarita
Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 4
  • 2-3 Meyer lemons (depending on size)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbs Grand Marnier (or Cointreau)
  1. Halve the lemons and juice them, retaining the rinds. You should end up with roughly ¾ oz of juice. Roughly chop half of the rinds, and cut a few twists from the other rinds for garnish.
  2. Stir the sugar and water together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then add the chopped lemon rind. Return to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat, cover and cool. Strain out the rind and measure ¼ cup of the syrup, retaining any unused simple syrup for a future use.
  3. Measure ¾ oz of the lemon juice into a shaker filled with ice. Add the ¼ cup of infused simple syrup and the Grand Marnier. Stir and taste for sweetness; add additional simple syrup to taste.
  4. Shake well and strain into salt-rimmed glasses (if desired). Garnish with a Meyer lemon twist.
Recipe by Gourmet Veggie Mama at