Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ponderosa Mimosa

The ponderosa lemon is a lemon / citrus hybrid. It is similar to a lemon, the fruit is larger with a thick bumpy peel. The ponderosa lemon averages 2-4 pounds, and has been nicknamed the 5 pound lemon. My Backdoor neighbor has a tree full of these, so full they are falling over my fence. I put the trespassers to good use.

Ponderosa Mimosa

1 oz. Hendricks Gin
3 oz. Fresh Squeezed Ponderosa Lemon Juice
2 oz simple syrup
2 oz. Champagne

Add Ponderosa Lemon Juice, Hendricks Gin, and simple syrup to a mixing glass. Fill with ice. Shake untill frothy. Pour all contents of mixing glass into goblet and add Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with the largest lemon wheel on earth, the Ponderosa lemon wheel.

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