Confessions of a Bartender: The Life Cycle of a Lemon

Confessions of a Bartender: The Life Cycle of a Lemon
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#SqueezeTheDay

We all know the old adage. When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade.

But in 2016, people seem to be taking it a bit further. If you’re Beyoncé, you make a platinum album. If you’re a bartender, you squeeze those lemons into your vodka. If you’re The Spirit Guide, you blow our mind by using every single part of said lemon to create a tantalizingly delicious (and environmentally friendly) cocktail in The Commons Club.

Meet The Lemon Drop.
lemon eyed jonHow many times did The Spirit Guide use a lemon? Let’s count:

1. Lemon Juice
Simple. Freshly squeezed.
lemons2. Lemon Shells
Squeeze the leftover lemon shells into a bucket of sugar to macerate
(make syrup).

3. Lemon Garnishes
Use the leftovers to create a lemon brine.

4. Lemon Powder
Dehydrate the leftover sugary lemons and grind into powder for the rim of the glass (told you – the man is creative).

5. Belvedere Lemon Tea flavored vodka
Very important.
john lemon6. Lemon bitters
Just a little something extra.

 And there you have it. Six ways, one lemon, one delicious cocktail. Cheers!
lemon drop

 


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