I’m just going to say it: Meyer lemons are better than other kinds of lemons. (Suck it, Eureka lemons!) They’re an ideal cocktail lemon, and this time of year they’re plentiful. Meyer lemon cocktails are where it’s at, man. Here are some to try:
The Honey Bee’s Knees ~ Lavender and lemons are a delicious combo. Add gin, and you have a lovely cocktail for this lovely almost-springtime.
Meyer Lemon Fig ~ Fig is the name of the drink—there are no figs in the recipe. Just whiskey, ginger, vanilla simple syrup and meyer lemon, topped off with a little seltzer. Very refreshing.
Oaxacan Daisy ~ Smoky mezcal combines with sweet and tart meyer lemon for a complex-flavored (yet easy to make) cocktail.
Meyer Lemon Rosemary Gin Fizz ~ Herbaceous lemony good times … perfect for porch or backyard sipping.
Uncommon Threads ~ Instead of lemon juice, this uses lemon oil along with gin, Cocchi Americano and saffron-infused honey. Get it!