LEMON MERINGUE MARTINI

What more do I need to say about this? The sharp lemony alcohol balanced with the sweet, marshmallowy meringue is refreshing and addictive. 

Ingredients (per portion)

  • 40ml fresh lemon juice 
  • 20g caster sugar 
  • 40ml limoncello liqueur 
  • Sparkling water and ice 

For the Meringue (per portion)

  • 1 large egg white 
  • 65g caster sugar

Method

For the cocktail itself simply stir together the lemon juice and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Put into a cocktail shaker, or jam jar with tight fitting lid, with ice and the liqueur. Shake vigorously until well mixed. Pour into a champagne saucer or martini glass, and top up with sparkling water (though do leave some room for the meringue).

For the meringue, whisk the egg white until stiff, then slowly add the sugar whilst whisking constantly - a handheld electric mixer is best for this. Pile the meringue on top of the cocktail. Using a chef's blowtorch, gently char the top of the meringue.