La-la-lemon drops! This classic boozy beverage needs a re-boot, caramelizing it is just the flavor element to take it from a “SHOTS! SHOTS! SHOTS!” chant to a sophisticated symphony. The flavor is amazing, refreshingly zesty yet round and smooth on the tongue. We actually sous vide the entire cocktail including the vodka, the Nomiku makes it easy to precisely control the low temperature needed to properly infuse this yummy drink.
Cook time: 3 hours sous vide, 30 minutes to chill in ice bath
- 3 Lemons
- ¾ Cup of cane sugar for cocktail, additional sugar for sprinkling onto lemon
- 2 Cups vodka
- 3 Cups water
1. Set up water bath, clip on Nomiku and set to 50°C (122 °F).
2. Cut lemons in half widthwise and put on baking sheet. Sprinkle some sugar onto the flesh of the lemon so that it lightly coats it. Set oven on high broil. Broil lemons until caramelized and a bit burnt, about 4 minutes. Remove lemons from oven and allow to cool before handling.
3. In a zip bag of vacuum pouch add the juice of all of the caramelized lemons, the rind of one lemon, sugar, vodka, and water. Seal. Drop in water bath and cook for 3 hours. 50°C will not break down the alcohol in the vodka and deeply infuse the lovely caramel flavor.
4. Remove bag from water bath and rest in ice bath for 30 minutes to cool.
5. Open bag and strain out liquid so that the cocktail is without debris. Serve in highball glasses with lots of ice or freeze them into a slushie pops.