One of my favorite pies is Lemon Meringue. I love the tart, sweet lemon curd filling and the fluffy, lightly browned meringue topping. (Please don't put whipped cream on mine!)
Naturally I turned it into a cocktail. I simply took vanilla vodka, homemade Limoncello, lemon juice, simple syrup, added some pasteurized egg whiles and, boom, Lemon Meringue Pie in a glass! The egg whites give it that froth, as well as add body to the cocktail, and counter the tartness of the lemon. All in all a deliciously light martini.
If you really want the whole pie experience, add baked, crushed pie crust mixed with a little sugar to the rim.
2 Oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 Oz. Lemoncello
1 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Simple Syrup
1 Egg White
(or 1 Oz. Pasteurized Egg White)
Garnish: Grated Lemon Zest
Glass: Cocktail (Martini) or Coupe
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and dry shake (no ice) to emulsify and build foam.
Add ice then shake until chilled and frothy.
Pour into your chilled glass.
Grate some lemon zest over the top of the cocktail and serve.