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Photo & Recipe (as promised) for my Spiced Rum & Meyer Lemon Martini

Funwithfood | Apr 16, 200502:37 PM

I served Spiced Rum & Meyer Lemon Martinis at my Academy Awards party (Meyer lemons from my own tree). The combination of flavors is unusual, and very tasty. Everyone really likes these.

Someone here had requested the recipe. So, here it is, as well as a photo (linked below).

Funwithfood's Spiced Rum & Meyer Lemon Martinis
(Makes 6)

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup Morgan's Spiced Rum
1 cup fresh Meyer Lemon Juice (can use regular lemons)
3/4 cup orange curacao
1/4 cup superfine sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or more to taste) (I use a high-quality Penzey's cinnamon)
1 lemon slice
Orange Strips for garnish, if desired

Make a simple syrup by boiling the 1/2 cup of water, then stirring in 1/2 cup sugar until dissolved; let cool.

In a large pitcher combine the spiced rum, fresh lemon juice, orange curacao, and the cooled simple syrup; refrigerate until serving.

{Note: I like to make my martinis ahead, refrigerate, then simply pour over ice in a martini shaker, then serve. They are very cold, and it allows me to visit with my guests (without having to measure, squeeze, etc.)}.

To prepare the glass rims, rub rims with a lemon slice. Pour the cinnamon-sugar onto a small plate and place the glass rim into the sugar. (Can also be done ahead.)

When ready to serve, add ice to a cocktail shaker, pour in martini mixture, shake, pour into prepared glasses. Enjoy!

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