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2 cups fresh lemon juice

2 cups granulated sugar

2 ounces fine whiskey

Sprig of fresh mint


Mix sugar and lemon juice to dissolve sugar. (This syrup can be kept for up to 2 weeks refrigerated.)

In shaker, add 2 ounces of syrup to 2 ounces of liquor, per serving and ice. Shake well.

Pour into a cocktail glass with 1 large ice cube or crushed ice.

Garnish with small straw and mint sprig.

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This mousse can be molded or served in disposable clear cups. If molded, you can pour a liquer over the top as part of the garnish, as shown here. Either way, this is a delightful, light and lemony dessert for all occasions, and easy to make! (Check out my instagram post for step-by-step pictures.)


Ingredients:

2 packages of unflavored gelatin

1/2 cup water

2/3 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs, separated

2 cups heavy creme

1 1/2 cups sour creme

1 ounce Limoncello

Zest of 1-2 lemons


Separate eggs, putting yolks into a saucepan with 1 cup sugar. Stir until creamy.

Meanwhile, soften gelatin with 1/2 cup water in large measuring cup. When softened,

add lemon juice and stir to smooth out lumps.(Lumps will dissolve once heated, so don't worry if you don't get all the lumps out!)

Add heavy creme to egg mixture, and whip by hand to emulsify. Warm over medium heat, stirring constantly, until steaming and somewhat thickened. Remove from heat and pour in gelatin and stir until completely dissolved. (Return to heat if needed.)

Add sour creme and stir well. Let cool slightly. Meanwhile, whip egg whites until stiff. Fold into cooled lemon custard and blend well.

Pour into pre-chilled gelatin molds that have been filled with ice. Shake out any remaining water and fill. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

To unmold, hold mold under warm (not hot) water briefly. Take a thin knife and carefully loosen mousse from lip of mold. Hold serving dish over mold and flip over, allowing mousse to come out of the mold and onto serving dish.

Pour 1 ounce of limoncello over the mousse. Garnish with fruit and sprig of mint. (I used pomegranate seeds, but any berry will do.)

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Joe and I recently hosted a Harvest Moon party and served two non-alcoholic beverages, the base of which is a lemon syrup. We were surprised to find out how many guests were attracted to this refreshingly healthy alternative. Why not serve this at your next gathering?


Ingredients:

2 cups fresh-squeezed lemon juice

2 cup granulated sugar

Sparkling water or ginger ale (flavored seltzers work great!)

Lemon peel or sprig of mint for garnish


Mix lemon juice and sugar together to form a syrup. (You can add more or less sugar to taste)

Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Pour 1-2 ounces syrup into the bottom. Fill with carbonated beverage.

Top off with garnish.


Optional: 1-2 ounces of cranberry juice (Can make cranberry ice cubes!)


Store remaining syrup in refrigeration up to 2 weeks.


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