Lemon Meringue Martini: A Favorite Pie in a Sip

I’ve recently made the classic lemon meringue cake, which is one of the hardest desserts I’ve ever made. When learning how to make this dessert, I accidentally found out that there was a Martini made from this cake – the Lemon Meringue Martini.

It is a delightful and refreshing cocktail that captures the essence of a lemon meringue pie in liquid form. This citrusy concoction combines the bright and tangy flavors of lemon with the sweet and creamy notes of meringue, making it a perfect choice for those who are fans of meringue cake.

Lemon Meringue Martini is inspired by the lemon meringue cake
Lemon meringue pie

Unlike the lemon meringue pie, this Martini is quite easy to make. It’s a combination of lemon-flavored vodka, Limoncello liqueur, simple syrup, lemon juice, and cream or half-and-half. Limoncello, which is an Italian lemon liqueur, is a key ingredient that enhances the cocktail’s overall lemony profile. I totally nailed it in the first time.

The Lemon Meringue cocktail is often served in a chilled martini glass, rimmed with crushed graham crackers. Here is my Lemon Meringue Martini recipe:

Lemon Meringue Martini

A whimsical and flavorful cocktail that brings lemon meringue pies to your glass.
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine British
Servings 2
Calories 180 kcal


  • 60 ml lemon vodka or vanilla vodka
  • 60 ml Limoncello liqueur
  • 30 ml simple syrup adjust to taste
  • 30 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • Crushed graham crackers for rimming the glasses
  • Lemon zest for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  • Rim the martini glasses with crushed graham crackers. To do this, pour a small amount of simple syrup onto a plate, and on another plate, place the crushed graham crackers.
  • Dip the rim of each martini glass in the syrup, allowing any excess to drip off, and then gently press it into the graham cracker crumbs. Set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add the lemon vodka, Limoncello liqueur, simple syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice cubes.
  • Shake the mixture vigorously for about 15-20 seconds until well chilled.
  • Strain the cocktail into the prepared Martini glasses, dividing it equally between the two.
  • In a separate bowl, add the egg white and dry shake (shake without ice) for about 10-15 seconds until it becomes frothy.
  • Carefully spoon the frothy egg white on top of each Martini, creating a "meringue" layer.
  • Optionally, use a kitchen torch to lightly toast the meringue for a golden finish.
  • Garnish each Martini with a twist of lemon zest.
  • Serve your Lemon Meringue Martinis immediately, and enjoy this delightful and refreshing dessert-inspired cocktail!


Adjust the amount of simple syrup to suit your personal taste. Some limoncello brands are sweeter than others, so you may need more or less syrup.
Keyword cocktails, lemon meringue, martini
Johanna Cleveland
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Hi, I'm Kate, the creator of Happy Baking Days. I'm a food lover, recipe creator, and kitchen explorer. I have amateur baking knowledge gained from years spent in the kitchen with my grandma and mum, where I graduated slowly from dusting work surfaces with flour and licking the spatula to the finer arts of pastry and meringue. Now in my own kitchen, I put all those years of training into practice, experimenting with recipes and ingredients from around the world. Join me as I share my culinary journey and favorite recipes that make cooking a delightful experience.

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