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Coinneach MacLeod became a food celebrity as The Hebridean Baker, mixing Scottish recipes, music, kilts and folklore from the Outer Hebrides on social media. He is author of “The Hebridean Baker: Recipes and Wee Stories from the Scottish Islands.”

Of his cocktail recipe he writes: “The lemon curd adds creaminess to this sweet and tangy gin cocktail. This is so easy to assemble and will be a perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea or as a welcome drink for friends coming round for a cèilidh.”

Lemon Curd Cocktail.

The Hebridean Baker

Lemon Curd Cocktail
By Coinneach MacLeod

Serves 2

90 ml (1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon) gin
60 ml (¼ cup) freshly squeezed lemon juice
20 ml (1 tablespoon) sugar syrup
2 teaspoons lemon curd
Lemon rind, to serve


  1. To make the sugar syrup, add 200 g (7 oz) of caster sugar and 100 ml (1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons) of water into a saucepan and simmer over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved. Cool completely. You can store it in the fridge for up to a month.
  2. Into a cocktail shaker add the gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and lemon curd.
  3. Shake to combine, then add a handful of ice and shake again.
  4. Serve in chilled martini glasses with a lemon rind spiral. 

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