Lemon Flower Martinis

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1 lemon

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 cups gin

3/4 cup elderflower liqueur, such as St. Germain

1 1/2 cups ice


  1. 1. Remove 8 thin strips of zest from the lemon using a vegetable peeler and set aside. Thinly slice the lemon and place in a small pot with the sugar and 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil and cook until the sugar dissolves. Let cool and strain the syrup.
  2. 2. For each of 8 martini glasses, rub a strip of zest around the rim and then drop in the bottom of the glass for garnish. Combine the gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon syrup and ice in a measuring cup or pitcher and stir until very cold. Remove any unmelted ice or strain into the prepared glasses. Serve icy cold.

Cook’s Note

Use a neutral gin to allow the floral notes of the elderflower liqueur to shine through.