Lemon Meringue Martini Recipe

Lemon Meringue Martini mirrors the beloved lemon meringue pie, capturing its tangy lemon goodness and creamy sweetness in liquid form. It’s a perfect blend of tartness and sweetness that dances on your palate.

Lemon Meringue Martini is an ideal after-dinner treat or a sweet escape any time of day. With its charming appearance and delectable flavor profile, this martini is bound to become a favorite for those who appreciate a dessert in liquid form.

The bright taste of lemon, citrus, and a touch of sweetness come together perfectly. It’s the taste of a sweet memory.

Lemon Meringue Martini Recipe

Lemon Meringue Martini Recipe

Lemon Meringue Martini is a delicious dessert in a glass that beautifully balances sweet and tart flavors with a creamy, frothy texture reminiscent of the beloved lemon meringue pie!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 drink


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Martini glass
  • Fine mesh strainer


  • 2 oz Lemon-flavored vodka
  • 1 oz Vanilla liqueur such as Licor 43 or vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz Lemon juice freshly squeezed for the best flavor
  • 1 oz Simple syrup equal parts sugar and water, dissolved
  • 1 Small egg white
  • Crushed graham crackers for rimming
  • Lemon zest for garnish


  • Begin by moistening the rim of the glass with a lemon wedge and gently press it into a plate of crushed graham crackers until it's coated.
  • Combine the lemon-flavored vodka, vanilla liqueur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice to the shaker.
  • In a separate container, vigorously shake the small egg white until it becomes frothy.
  • Add the frothy egg white to the cocktail shaker with the other ingredients.
  • Seal the shaker and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds to thoroughly chill and combine the ingredients.
  • Strain the mixture into the rimmed martini glass using a fine mesh strainer to catch any ice shards or egg white clumps.
  • Garnish the Lemon Meringue Martini with a twist of lemon zest for an extra burst of citrus aroma.


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What is a dessert cocktail?

A dessert cocktail is a type of alcoholic beverage designed to mimic the flavors and qualities of a dessert. These cocktails are often sweet, rich, and indulgent, similar to traditional desserts like cakes, pies, or puddings. 

Dessert cocktails typically include elements like:

  • Sweet liqueurs or flavored syrups: These add sweetness and depth to the cocktail, often with flavors like chocolate, caramel, coffee, or fruit.
  • Cream or dairy: Many dessert cocktails incorporate cream, milk, or creamy liqueurs like Irish cream to create a smooth and velvety texture.
  • Dessert-inspired spirits: Some cocktails use dessert-themed spirits like vanilla vodka, chocolate liqueur, or amaretto to enhance the dessert-like qualities.
  • Garnishes: Dessert cocktails often feature whipped cream, chocolate shavings, crushed cookies, or fruit wedges to enhance their visual appeal and flavor.

Common examples of dessert cocktails include the Chocolate Martini, Espresso Martini, Tiramisu Martini, White Russian, and Brandy Alexander, among others. These cocktails are typically served in martini glasses or other decorative glassware to enhance their presentation.

Dessert cocktails are perfect for those who enjoy the combination of sweet and boozy flavors, and they’re often enjoyed as a dessert substitute or a special treat during celebrations and special occasions.