The Meyer lemon tree is being good to us again so today will be Lemon Day!
I started by digging out the citrus juicer attachment that came with the KitchenAid food processor. I don't think I have used it before.
So, what am I making? I started with the lemon sorbet recipe. This is a favorite and one I have refined to perfection. I made a double batch. I will freeze half tonight and save the rest for next week. When making ice cream or sorbet at home, it's best to freeze it as you need it because without the stabilizers in commercial products, ice crystals for over time. My recipe has a little vodka to prevent ice crystals but still better to freeze it fresh.
Next, I will make a concentrate for lemonade. I say "will" because I just discovered I am out of sugar! The concentrate is basically sugar syrup and lemon juice. This is a new recipe — I plan to juggle the amounts and will post my final result. If you have a favorite lemonade recipe, please comment!
The third item in this Lemony Trifecta will be Lemontinis: A really great lemon martini recipe from Peter Harman. How simple is this: equal parts of lemon juice, vodka, and simple syrup (which is 50-50 sugar and water, heated to dissolve, then kept in the refrigerator).
Happy lemon day!