Cocktail of the week: Pied à Terre’s lemon pie – recipe


After the year that we’ve all endured, it’s hard to believe that 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of when we first opened the doors of Pied à Terre in Fitzrovia, central London. To mark the occasion, we’ve come up with this new cocktail to add to our list.

Lemon pie
Serves 1

50ml vanilla vodka – we use Cariel
20ml lemon juice
10ml sugar syrup
2 tsp lemon curd (we make our own, which just happens to be vegan, but shop-bought will work fine)
1 lemon slice and 1 strip lemon or lime zest, to garnish
1 basil leaf, to garnish (optional)

Put all the liquids and the curd in a shaker, add two ice cubes and shake well. Fine strain into a chilled martini glass or coupette, garnish and serve.