Lemon Curd Cocktail Recipe

Lemon Curd Cocktail Recipe

Coinneach MacLeod achieved social media fame as The Hebridean Baker by combining Scottish dishes, music, kilts, and folklore from the Outer Hebrides. He is the author of “The Hebridean Baker: Recipes and Wee Scottish Island Tales.”

He states the following about his drink recipe: “This sweet and sour gin cocktail is made creamier by the lemon curd. This is very simple to put up and will be a wonderful addition to an afternoon tea or as a welcome drink for guests attending a ceilidh.”

Lemon Curd Cocktail
By Coinneach MacLeod

Serves 2

90 ml (1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon) gin
60 ml (¼ cup) freshly squeezed lemon juice
20 ml (1 tablespoon) sugar syrup
2 teaspoons lemon curd
Lemon rind, to serve


  1. To make the sugar syrup, add 200 g (7 oz) of caster sugar and 100 ml (1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons) of water into a saucepan and simmer over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Cool completely. You can store it in the fridge for up to a month.
  2. Into a cocktail shaker add the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and lemon curd.
  3. Shake to combine, then add a handful of ice and shake again.
  4. Serve in chilled martini glasses with a lemon rind spiral.
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