+

Meyer Lemon Digestif

Ingredients (3)

  • 8 medium Meyer lemons
  • 2 cups grain alcohol, such as Everclear 151
  • 1 1/2 cups Rich Simple Syrup
Try Amazon Fresh

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Meyer Lemon Digestif

Meyer lemons are popular for their well-balanced, floral flavor. But they’re not widely available and have a frustratingly short growing season. To keep them around well past the winter months, we’ve made them into a digestif that can be enjoyed all year long.

What to buy: We chose Everclear 151 grain alcohol to use in our digestifs; it picks up the flavoring elements much faster than vodka.

This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Digestifs project, as well as our DIY Holiday Gifts Advent Calendar.

Tips for Christmas

Instructions

  1. 1Using a vegetable peeler, remove lemon peel in wide strips, making sure to avoid the white pith.
  2. 2Place peels in a 1-quart glass jar with a tightfitting lid, add alcohol, cover, and let steep, at room temperature, undisturbed, for 12 days.
  3. 3After 12 days, remove peels and add rich simple syrup. Stir to combine. Store in the freezer.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

How to Choose a Ham
How To

How to Choose a Ham

by John Birdsall | So you're serving ham for your holiday dinner (whether Easter, Christmas, or otherwise)—but what kind...

How to Dye Easter Eggs Using Ingredients from Your Kitchen
How To

How to Dye Easter Eggs Using Ingredients from Your Kitchen

by Jessica Gentile | Hard-boiled eggs aren't just one of the most nutritious foods around, but they also have the potential...

Try a Drink With Eggs This Spring
Recipe Round-Ups

Try a Drink With Eggs This Spring

by Toniann Pasqueralle | Springtime means a lot more than just warmer weather and longer days (although we can't really complain...