Lemon juice is the juice of a lemon, or Citrus limon, a small, evergreen tree native to Asia. Lemon juice is mainly composed of citric acid, and has a pH of around 2.3. While lemon juice has an incredible amount of culinary uses (everything from curdling milk for cream cheese to balancing out pan juices for gravy to cleaning pots and pans), it is the primary acidity used in cocktail making, as it is the most neutral of the common acidifiers (other common acid sources include limes and oranges).

Lemon juice adds a fairly neutral balance in modest amounts, but can shift the flavors of other ingredients, as in the Jasmine, where lemon juice takes the cherry flavor of Campari and makes it taste like pink grapefruit.

Some popular cocktails containing Lemon juice

  • Coffee Cobbler — Venezuelan rum, Coffee liqueur, Orange liqueur, Simple syrup, Lemon juice
  • Laetare Fizz — Amaro Montenegro, Gin, Aromatized wine, Cassis, Peychaud's Bitters, Blood Orange Juice, Passion fruit puree, Heavy cream, Egg white, Lemon juice
  • Drink My Blood — Rye, Campari, Aromatized wine, Blood orange syrup, Lemon juice
  • Port of Call (Tom Macy) — Gin, Ruby Port, Bitters, Lemon juice, Cinnamon syrup, Cranberry preserves, Mint
  • SATAMA PUNCH — Kombucha, Light rum, Dark rum, Apricot liqueur, Absinthe, Lemon juice, Passion fruit syrup
  • Bahama Mama A Moi — Dark rum, Coffee liqueur, Coconut liqueur, Overproof rum, Vanilla liqueur, Bitters, Pineapple juice, Lemon juice, Grenadine, Pineapple
  • Fenton's Phantom — Pimm's No. 1 Cup, Aromatized wine, Swedish Punsch, Orange bitters, Lemon juice, Lemon peel
  • Dream Catcher — Bourbon, Zucca, Rhubarb bitters, Lemon juice, Strawberry syrup
  • Carib√© Sour — Allspice Dram, Hibiscus Liqueur, Virgin Islands Rum, Bitters, Lemon juice, Egg white
  • Viva Alberti — Sparkling white wine, Strega, Cognac, Orange bitters, Cappelletti Aperitivo, Lemon juice, Orange peel
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