Smokin Lemon

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
1 drink
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • 1 1/4 ounces Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1/4 ounce smoky single malt Scotch (from Islay for the smokiness), such as Lagavulin
  • 1 1/2 ounces prosecco
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Prepare a grill pan or grill for high heat.

  • Grill one of the lemon halves cut-side down until charred, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, then squeeze the juice from it into a small bowl--you should have about 1 ounce. Cut a thick wheel of lemon from the other half and grill on both sides until charred, 3 to 5 minutes; set aside.

  • Add the lemon juice, Simple Syrup, gin and Scotch to a cocktail shaker, add large ice and shake vigorously. Add a fresh large ice cube to a highball glass with tongs and double-strain the cocktail into the glass over the cube. Top with the prosecco and garnish with the charred lemon wheel.

Simple Syrup:
  • Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Keep covered in the refrigerator up to 1 month.

  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups


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