Meyer Lemon Cocktails for Winter

Blueberry-Lemon Fizz from Camille Styles

Blueberry-Lemon Fizz from Camille Styles

The tree outside my living room window is full of Meyer lemons, so I’m ready to turn lemons into lemon-flavored cocktails. I’ve documented my love of Meyer lemon cocktails before (more than once). But here are even more ideas for how to brighten a winter day with a Meyer lemon cocktail!

Meyer Lemon Lavender Mojito ~ If you’re already experiencing spring weather, like I am, this is the perfect cocktail to enjoy the sunshine and birds.

Pineapple & Meyer Lemon Margarita ~ If a Meyer Lemon Margarita is a good idea (which it is), then amping it up with a little pineapple can only make it an even better idea.

Cold Spring Cocktail ~ Cognac and maple syrup add dimension to the bright flavor of Meyer lemon in this drink. (If you don’t have rhubarb bitters, you can make your own DIY Rhubarb Bitters … you won’t be sorry!)

Blueberry-Lemon Fizz ~ This is another one for sipping on the patio on an unseasonably warm day. Light, refreshing and fun.

Four Winds ~ Mezcal and Yellow Chartreuse make for a sophisticated drink perfect for a night in.

Mulled Cocktails for Winter

White Glogg from Healthfully Ever After

White Glogg from Healthfully Ever After


Warm up some alcohol and spice for a drink that is nice! Mulled wine is a traditional warmed cocktail, but there’s more than one way to enjoy this delicious treat. Here are a few ideas:

Smoky Mulled Cider and Scotch ~ A dried chipotle pepper adds a different kind of heat and smoke to this creative winter drink.

Swedish Glogg ~ This is just one version of the many traditional mulled wine recipes out there … and it’s a good one!

White Glogg ~ If you’d like to try a white wine version of Glogg, this will keep you toasty and cozy.

Mulled Hard Cider ~ Spice up some cider with a little juice for a wintery cocktail.

Mulled Gin ~ Gin is an intriguing choice for mulling, proving that with a few spices you can make any warm alcohol delicious.

Kumquat Cocktails

Kumquat Margarita from Serious Eats

Kumquat Margarita from Serious Eats

Kumquats are fun! They’re still in season for a little while longer … so put some of these little guys in your cocktails now. Here are some more kumquat cocktails to try.

Kumquat Rose Cocktail ~ Kumquat-infused gin is paired with the lovely Lillet Rose for an elegant and balanced drink.

Kumquat-Ginger Whiskey Cocktail ~ The spicy kick of ginger is a great match for the sweet-tart flavor of kumquats.

Kumquat-Pomegranate Punch ~ This fun vodka punch includes pomegranate seeds and juice for a party-worthy. Now you’re ready to party.

Kumquat Margarita ~ Kumquat is a citrus fruit, after all, so naturally a Margarita is a must.

Kumquat Sour ~ Bourbon, sour oranges and candied kumquats make a festive drink for any occasion.

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

orange-creamsicleWe’ve been enjoying some February sunshine here in California. But even if you’re in a blizzard, this Orange Creamsicle cocktail will give you a little taste of summer (with seasonal fruit). Savvy Housekeeping and I whipped up this cocktail that tastes like a light and sophisticated alcoholic Creamsicle. If only the ice cream man carried these.

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail

1 1/2 ounces vodka
2 ounces fresh orange juice
1 ounce cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ounces simple syrup
Sparkling water

Squeeze the orange juice. Combine juice, vodka, simple syrup, and vanilla in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Add cream. Close and shake thoroughly. Strain into a glass and top with sparkling water to taste.

Photo by Savvy Housekeeping

Persimmon Margarita

persimmonmargaritaAround the corner from Savvy Housekeeping HQ, there were a bunch of free persimmons from a neighbor’s tree. When life gave us persimmons, we made persimmon margaritas! They’re tasty and a lot of fun (and in our case practically free).

We used Hachiya persimmons, which have to be totally soft and mushy to taste good at all. Fuyu persimmons are more common at the store and would also work great. Persimmon puree could also be used in cakes, breads and other cocktails. Get to it, persimmon style!

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