Tarte au Citron Cocktail

· No more running to the bakery for that craving! ·

May 3, 2017 Comments Off on Tarte au Citron Cocktail

If you're a lover of lemon tart, this is for you!

Sometimes I get cravings. As we all do, I imagine. The other day I had a craving for the lemon tart that they sell at our bakery. They make one of the best lemon tarts I have ever had. The pastry is buttery heaven. The lemon curd is smooth and rich and creamy all at once with the ideal zing. And the cherry on top of it all? They top each individual tart with two fresh raspberries. To put it simply, it is the perfect dessert.


So I got to thinking. Should I go down the 6 flights of stairs and spend my hard earned money on a tart? Should I just make a tart? But I struggle with something the french call la flemme. Lucky for me, I am a creative flemmard. So I did what any flemmard would do. I decided to turn my tarte au citron into a cocktail. And why not? This way I can still enjoy the flavour that I was craving without all the hard work (AND fewer calories)


I was not disappointed. The first one I made I decided to just muddle a couple of raspberries in the glass (since I wanted to keep the lovely lemony yellow). This worked well but it was a touch messy for my taste and I wanted more raspberry flavour. That’s when I stepped it up with the syrup. It’s easy to make and produces a more balanced cocktail. The only other thing I struggled with was finding the right way to incorportate the pastry. I googled pastry alcohol but all that showed up was a  bunch of articles explaining that alcohol makes pastry flakier. I then wondered should I go the route of the infused vodka? No. I wanted my tart as soon as possible. So eventually, after trying all the little biccies we had in the cupboards (JB is the sweet tooth not me) I settled on these delightful ‘fines crepes dentelle de Bretagne’. If you’re not in France however I imagine these would be hard to find so feel free to substitute with whatever will fit.

By now, with my other syrupy recipes I’m sure you can guess how to make a raspberry syrup but if you’re not the kind of person to just wing it, heres a recipe  by Tracy Rutherford that is very very basic and has the added twist of a bit of orange.

Tarte Au Citron Cocktail

I would love to say there is nothing like this that exists on this planet but the truth of the matter is, if you’ve ever enjoyed a fresh tarte au citron topped with fresh raspberries then you’ve experienced the loveliness of this cocktail. So what are you waiting for? Hop to it! Related

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 10m


  • 1/2 large Raspberry syrup, or 2 crushed raspberries
  • 2 large Vodka
  • 1 small Limoncello
  • 3 teaspoons Lemon Curd
  • Buttery Biscuit
  • Raspberries to garnish


  1. Before anything, if you are making a big batch of these you should fill your decorative raspberries with lemon curd. This helps them stick to the biscuit.
  2. Pour your raspberry syrup into the cocktail glass.
  3. Add the vodka, limoncello and lemon curd to the shaker.
  4. Top with ice and shake.
  5. Taking care not to disrupt the raspberry layer, pour your drink into the glass.
  6. On the rim, add your biscuit topped in lemon curd filled fresh raspberries and enjoy.

May 4, 2017