Whiskey Sour

A little sour, a little sweet, and a lot of whiskey. What’s not to like? For this recipe you’ll need: 2 ounces bourbon or rye whiskey (use something that’s good quality, but you don’t need to break out your most expensive bottle for this cocktail) 1/2 ounce lemon juice 1 teaspoon sugar ice 1 candied […]

Lemon Martini

This is my all time favorite cocktail!  It’s sour and fruity with a kick.  I usually double the recipe to make two at a time. For this recipe you’ll need: 1 ounce vodka (chilled is best) 1 ounce lemon juice 2 ounces limoncello (homemade of course) 1 teaspoon sugar or sugar syrup 2 tablespoons fresh […]

Countdown to Christmas – Limoncello

If you start your limoncello on December 1, it will be ready for holiday gifting.  Let the lemon and vodka mixture sit for at least 2 weeks before bottling. The full recipe is here. This year I’m planning to print labels for all my homemade goodies using free printables from Snapfish.*  Check them out, they […]


Homemade limoncello is so much better than what you can buy in the store!  It’s sweet and lemony and isn’t the color of antifreeze.  Best of all, it’s really easy to make limoncello at home. For this recipe you’ll need: lots of lemon peel – but you only need to start with one lemon, you’ll […]

Meyer Lemons

Hurray!  November is the beginning of Meyer lemon season.  We have two small trees in our garden that produce a surprising amount of fruit.  By spring we’ll be swimming in homemade limoncello and marmalade.  I’ll share some of my favorite recipes throughout lemon season. I learned that we’ve been harvesting our lemons too soon; here […]

Rustic Lemon Macaroons

These cookies are a laid back variation of the traditional French macaroon. Lemon macaroons pair well with basil ice cream. This recipe makes about 40 cookies.  You’ll need: 16 ounce package almond meal or almond flour 5 cups powdered sugar 6 egg whites 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 lemon Preheat the oven to 325F and […]