Brown Baggin’ It
1 1/2 oz Vodka <Tito’s>
3/4 oz lemon simple syrup*
1/2 oz Benedictine
1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur <Luxardo>
Stir with ice, strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
* for lemon syrup, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water, and boil until sugar is dissolved, remove from heat. Soak lemon supremes (wedges will work too) for 30 mins, then remove.
The kitchen isn’t just for making drinks, it’s also for cooking food – something I enjoy equally as much, if not more. Last weekend, those two worlds collided. I’m trying to step up my lunch game, so I made this toasted bulgur salad to take to work during the week (it was delicious). One component was candied lemon wedges, which are nothing more than lemon supremes soaked in simple syrup. They added a wonderful bright sweetness to the salad. After soaking the lemons, the recipe said to “reserve the syrup for another use”. Of course, I read that as “now I have half a cup of lemon simple syrup for cocktails”.
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