And it gets better. Beyond their good looks, their taste is just as great! It is a cross between a lemon and an orange, giving it a sweet but also a traditional sour feel.
Why Have You Done a Good Thing?
Vitamin C, baby! Keep the antioxidants coming. Plus, by using this sweet & sour lemon to flavor drinks, you are getting all the flavor and nutrients but barely any calories. And, if you are going to sweeten your drink a bit, at least you will be in control of the amount of sugar you decide to add, probably far less than any manufacturer would!
And you know what they say: "when life gives you lemons, especially Meyer lemons, make lemonade!" And that's exactly what we did...
Ok, so we added just a little vodka, everything in moderation! We also cut some fresh mint from the garden to use as a garnish and for added flavoring.
To Make a great Meyer Lemonade: squeeze the juice of about 6 lemons into a large pitcher, mix with cold water and a little simple syrup (to make a simple syrup just add 1 part sugar and 2 parts water to a small pot and boil until disintegrated). Add fresh mint and a slice of lemon for garnish.
I know it's hard to find these around New York, so do your best and if you see 'em grab 'em! I brought a few back on the plane with me and kept them in the refrigerator. Regular lemons will work too, but I can't promise that same amazing taste and smell!!
--Samantha Jacobs, MS RD CDN