Lemony Snicker

Karen Fu, République | Los Angeles

In her take on the Sgroppino, a traditional Italian palate-cleanser, Karen Fu harnesses the refreshing qualities of citrus in multiple forms: yuzu-inflected Japanese gin, frosty lemon sorbet, bright meyer lemon juice and fizzy lemon-lime soda. Bianco vermouth rounds out the recipe, but Fu notes that fino sherry can easily stand in (she recommends Barbadillo).


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce Japanese gin, preferably Roku
  • 1 scoop lemon sorbet
  • 1/2 ounce meyer lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce bianco vermouth, preferably Bordiga
  • splash Jarritos Mineragua or Maine Root Lemon Lime soda

Garnish: a fresh sprig of thyme

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and gently whisk or mix with a spoon to integrate.
  2. Pour into a chilled sundae glass.
  3. Garnish with thyme and serve with a metal straw or spoon.

Tagged: sgroppino