Considering the situation, we have renamed these “Quarentinis. “We are advised by Nigella to, “sip elegantly or knock back as needed.”!
2 shots gin or vodka
1/2 shot white vermouth
1 tsp. juice from a jar of preserved lemons
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the three ingredients. Shake, then pour into a martini glass to serve.
2 thoughts on “Dirty Lemon Martini”
If you’re gonna use preserved lemon make it with vodka not gin. The Juniper clashes a bit with thr preserved lemon. If you shake it, it isn’t a martini, it’s a Bradford. Stir it. Definitely. And it needs a garnish too. Pop a whole lemon in and don’t bother with adding the spoonful of juice. And 1/2 shot of vermouth is a bit much. I’d use half that or leave it out altogether and let the taste of the preserved lemon shine.
Totally see your point! However, these are not my recipes, I am just cooking and blogging Nigella Lawson’s recipes.
That said……I will indeed try your ideas, because who doesn’t need a martini these days?!