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Meyer Lemon Cocktail: Fairweather

Common lemons (usually Eureka or Lisbon lemons) have an acidic bite. It’s this spark that brightens many sour cocktails, but sometimes that edge could use a little something extra. Meyer lemons—thought to be a cross between common lemons and mandarin oranges, and available seasonally starting in early winter—lend a milder touch to cocktails, with a heady fragrance and sweetness that meshes well with the crispness of tequila and warmth of cinnamon.


  • 2 oz. blanco tequila
  • ¾ oz. fresh Meyer lemon juice
  • ½ oz. cinnamon-infused agave nectar
  • ¼ oz. Averna
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail
  • Garnish:Meyer lemon twist


Shake the ingredients with ice, then strain into a chilled glass. Garnish.

Cinnamon-Infused Agave Nectar: In a saucepan over medium-low heat, toast 5 or 6 cinnamon sticks until lightly browned and fragrant. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of agave nectar, then stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, then cover and remove from the heat; let cool to room temperature. Strain the syrup and transfer to a container; keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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