'lemons' on Serious Eats

Upgraded Lemon Drop

The Lemon Drop was one of the most popular cocktails in the US in the later part of the 20th century. It should follow a simple formula of spirit, lemon, and sweetener, but sadly, in many bars the drink disintegrated into a candied mess. It's time to give the Lemon Drop the glory it deserves. More

Sunny Meyer Lemon Tart

When a slice of lemon meringue pie seems like just a little too much, consider this tart as an alternative. With the same buttery crust, filled with an intense Meyer lemon curd and topped with just enough bruleed meringue, it's a moderate and elegant way to enjoy the bright flavor of Meyer lemon. More

DIY Sour Mix

The true beauty of making this mix is having a fresh, versatile, and easy cocktail mixer for parties. There's no reason to buy sour mix when in 10 minutes you could hand-make something that's infinitely more delicious. More

Lemon Meringue Pie

This is a great recipe for a classic lemon meringue pie, with just a slight twist. Instead of a raw French meringue topping, it has one made of Swiss meringue instead. I think the texture is better with the Swiss Meringue, but it's important to only make the meringue just before you plan to serve it, or else it will get rubbery on top. More

Lemon Ginger Marmalade

Swapping lemons for more traditional oranges in this marmalade results in a spread that is exceptionally tart, zippy, and bursting with citrus flavor. Fresh and crystallized ginger add extra spice and zing. Try it over warm gingerbread or stirred into vanilla ice cream. More

Dinner Tonight: Pasta with Meyer Lemon and Basil

I stumbled on some Meyer lemons this week—very lucky, since we're at the tail end of their season. I immediately set out to feature them in a simple pasta recipe, settling on this one from Jamie Oliver. Turns out that lemons and pasta go together splendidly, the acidity playing nicely against the creamy pasta. Even without Meyer lemons, this would be great with the "regular" kind. More

Scooped: Cream Cheese and Guava Swirl Ice Cream

The Spanish have a long tradition of eating their beloved Manchego cheese with a smear of membrillo, a sweet paste made from quince. As their culinary influence spread to colonies in the Americas, they were adopted and adapted to match local tastes and ingredients. The gestalt of the two flavors together is incredible, a completely perfect combination of sweet and tart, creamy and fruity, exotic and familiar. In ice cream form, it's even more delicious (but what isn't more delicious in ice cream form?) and incredibly easy to make. More

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