tequila Meyer lemonade

by Heguiberto on July 30, 2010

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We’ve a lot of Meyer lemons right now after a visit to our friend, Kristen’s home in the East Bay to celebrate the Kev-star’s birthday last week. She has two dwarf trees in her backyard that are full of these delightful fruit.

Patrón tequlia Meyer cocktail

tequila Meyer lemonade

Meyer lemons have terrific flavor. Milder than regular lemons; the acidity level is very low and the fruit exudes smells redolent of clementines, tangerines, oranges and sweet limes. They’re very aromatic. To me the whole lemon tastes good. I can eat the pulp, skin and pith. The pith only tastes slightly bitter. The skin is thin, smooth and shiny. Meyer lemons are very versatile. I love to use them instead of or combined with vinegar in salad dressings, or just eat them like you would an orange or grapefruit.

The other day I came home from a not so fabulous day at work ready for a drink. Strangely, we didn’t have wine handy that I actually like: too much cheap red Bordeaux and one-note summer whites. I was feeling lazy and didn’t want to go to the storage unit to fetch some better stuff. So many stairs! Then I realized we did have a bottle of Patrón silver from a party a few weeks ago. Perfect! I was one step away from enjoying a cocktail!

Here’s my solution for turning a sour day into a sweet one:

tequila Meyer lemonade

1 pint size glass cup
2 large Meyer lemons (or more)
2 tsp sugar
1½ shots (or more if you’re really frisky) good silver tequila, like Patrón

Fill the cup with ice. Squeeze the juice of the lemons into glass. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Add tequila and give it another stir. Decorate with a Meyer lemon slice. And there you have a delicious cocktail to sip and relax!

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Prerna July 30, 2010 at 8:07 am

Hi thr,
Just discovered your blog and the look and feel of it intrigued me so much that I thought of dropping a line to tell you what a great job you are doing. Love your photographs! Would love to learn a couple tricks from you 🙂
Keep up the good work!

Heguiberto July 30, 2010 at 9:33 am

Hi Prerna,
Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you like it. We have been blogging about food and wine for a big more than a year now. It’s been fun doing it.
I love your blog too. The recipes are amazing and the pictures incredible. Indian food is one of my favorites. I am going to try making your chole masala recipe sometime soon.

romantic dinner for two July 30, 2010 at 11:02 am

Mouthwatering photograph. I almost licked the screen.

Someone once said “Meyer Lemons are like love. Sometimes hard to find, but well worth the wait.”

I certainly agree with that. They’re not always easy to find but when I do happen to find them it’s like Wow! Where I live we don’t have easy access to fresh Meyer lemons. But I’ve figured out a solution. What I do is just go online (http://www.buy-meyer-lemon.com/ ) and order directly from growers that pick them right off the trees and ship them direct — a tip I learned from my cousin in Port Angeles. This way I get fresh Meyer lemons picked from the tree without all the time sitting in cartons, trucks and warehouses on their way to market where they lose their freshness.

Heguiberto July 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Thank you! The drink turned out great. Meyer lemon is amazing, they go well with tequila. It reminds you of a margarita with a fresh twist from the different flavors this kind of lemon has. We are lucky to have them all year round here in Northern California.

simi childrens dentist September 29, 2010 at 5:46 am

Fabulous looking recipe. Thank you for taking the time to share it. I am making this recipe TODAY (as soon as I can find some Meyer lemons).

I found your site a few hours ago and have read it all. I have forwarded it to zillions of friends.
Janie Sprats
Simi Valley

Heguiberto September 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Great let me know how it turned out. I love this drink.
Thanks for visiting weirdcombinations!


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