What is lemon juice and its benefits?
Lemon juice is a common ingredient in cooking, drinks, and cocktails. It’s known for its fresh, bright, and tangy flavor.
It is made by squeezing the juice from fresh lemons (yellow lemon or green lemon): with one lemon, you get about 45 milliliters of lemon juice.
A lemon contains about 31mg of vitamin C, a good source of vitamin C and antioxidants, preventing colds and reducing the risk of heart disease. It’s so good for digestive health and can reduce cholesterol.
Drinking lemon water also improves skin quality, aids weight loss, and helps control high blood pressure. The citric acid in lemon juice helps prevent kidney stones.
Which cocktails with lemon juice?
Lemon juice can be used in a variety of ways in cocktails. The citrusy aroma of lemon juice can add a refreshing and invigorating note to your drink, enhancing the overall drinking experience.
It can be used as the primary sour component in a cocktail or combined with other ingredients like simple lemon syrup, lemon liquor (limoncello), or fresh fruit juices to create a balanced and flavorful cocktail.
One of the most famous cognac cocktails that use lemon juice is the Sidecar. It blends perfectly the aromas of cognac, orange liquor, and lemon juice.
Don’t forget: when using lemon juice in cocktails, it’s essential to use fresh-squeezed juice to ensure the best flavor and aroma.
Bottled lemon juice can have a slightly different taste and may lack the vibrant aroma of fresh lemon juice.
Is there lemon aroma in cognac?
The lemon aroma is one of the most known aromas present in cognac. Lemon is from the citrus family and is categorized in summer harmony aromas/flavors.
You can find this lemon cognac aroma in dozen of bottles like HennessyVSOP, D’Ussé VSOP, Courvoisier VS or Martell Blue Swift.
This lemon aroma is a synonym for freshness, acidity, and vitality. Enjoy!