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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Moroccan Margarita

Want a new idea for using preserved lemons?  Like in a drink?

Jennifer loves coming up with new cocktail concoctions.  Last week I brought some vodka plum cordial I had stewing in my pantry and bought some sorbet at the store, knowing she'd make it into something delicious to enjoy while dinner was cooking.

And she did.

We found a neglected jar of Moroccan preserved lemons on top of the fridge.  I think I gave them to her in the spring...oops.  But they smelled delicious and the jar sat on the counter while we made dinner.

She and a friend made a delicious, margarita-tasting cockail and got a fun idea to add a little bit of the preserved lemon brine.  That tiny bit of salty-citrusy flavor was amazing.  It really brought the whole thing together and made it taste just like that first, salt-rimmed sip of a fruity margarita.  So, so good!  And another great way to use preserved lemons.

Moroccan Margarita
Blenderize the following:

  • 1/2 cup vodka plum cordial (or any fruit cordial)
  • 2 scoops mango or blood orange sorbet
  • a splash or two of soda water
  • a teaspoon (or to taste) of Moroccan preserved lemon brine
She also made a spicy cocktail by swapping out the brine for a fresh, minced cayenne pepper.  It was surprisingly delicious.

1 comment:

steph.kelley said...

Cocktail genius friend — oh yeahh!!! Sounds amayzing. xoxoxo