Finlandia Vodka Lemon Meringue

Finlandia Lemon Meringue Cocktail

The Lemon Meringue Cocktail is a bright blend of tangy lemon, velvety meringue, and smooth Finlandia Vodka!

I partnered with Finlandia to mix up the Lemon Meringue Cocktail recipe! Recipe and ideas are my own.

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Lemon Meringue Cocktail

The Lemon Meringue Cocktail is as stunning as it is delicious! This decadent yet refreshing drink marries the tartness of fresh lemon with the sweetness of meringue and smoothness of Finlandia Vodka.

Making meringue takes a little patience, but it’s not that hard and the results are well worth it. Using an egg at room temperature is key for achieving the perfect meringue topping and that light, fluffy texture.

Limoncello is an Italian liqueur that perfectly complements the fresh lemon juice and sweet meringue. An edible flower tops the cocktail, adding a touch of elegance and ushering in the vibrant spirit of spring!

Tell Me About Finlandia

Distilled in the village of Koskenkorva in Finland, Finlandia Vodka is crafted using the finest six-row barley and glacial spring water. Renowned for its unparalleled smoothness and clarity, Finlandia Vodka undergoes a state-of-the-art distillation process that ensures each sip is as pristine as the Nordic landscape from which it hails.

With over 40 years of expertise in the art of vodka-making, Finlandia has become a favorite for cocktail enthusiasts and bartenders alike. Whether neat, on the rocks, or as the star ingredient in your favorite spring or summer cocktail, Finlandia Vodka delivers a smooth taste that’s unmatched!

Ingredients for the Lemon Meringue Cocktail

  • Finlandia Vodka: Opt for the smoothness of Finlandia Vodka to provide the perfect base for this cocktail. Its clean flavor perfectly complements the other flavors in this cocktail.
  • Limoncello: This Italian lemon liqueur adds a bright, citrusy punch to the cocktail.
  • Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice provides a zesty tartness to the cocktail. It’s also used in the meringue to provide more structure.
  • Pure Vanilla Extract: A hint of vanilla extract enhances the depth of flavor in the cocktail. I used homemade.
  • Simple Syrup: A dash of simple syrup lends just the right amount of sweetness to the cocktail. Feel free to eliminate or adjust according to your preference of sweetness.
  • Egg white: A fresh egg white at room temperature is the base for the meringue topping.  
  • Sugar: Granulated white sugar or caster sugar both work in the meringue.
Finlandia Vodka Lemon Meringue

How to Make the Lemon Meringue Cocktail

Crafting this cocktail is easy and fun to tap into the bright energy of the spring season!

Start by making the meringue. Using a mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the room temperature egg white until smooth and glossy, then add lemon juice and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Slowly sprinkle in the sugar, continuing to whip until the mixture is thick and holds its shape. Note that the meringue recipe will make enough for multiple cocktails.

Next, prepare the cocktail. In a cocktail shaker, combine Finlandia Vodka, limoncello, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and a dash of simple syrup. Add ice, then shake vigorously until the mixture is well-chilled.

Strain the cocktail into a coupe glass, then use a piping bag (or snip the corner of a plastic baggie), pipe the meringue over the top of the drink. Use a culinary torch to gently toast the meringue until golden brown.

If desired, garnish the Lemon Meringue Cocktail with an edible flower for an extra spring touch!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use an alternative to limoncello in the Lemon Meringue Cocktail?

Limoncello adds a unique citrusy sweetness to the cocktail, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can incorporate lemon curd, lemonade or another citrus liqueur.

Can I make the meringue topping in advance?

I recommend making the meringue topping just before serving. If necessary, you can prepare the meringue topping ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a day. When you’re ready to serve the cocktails, simply give the meringue a quick stir to ensure it’s still smooth and fluffy before piping it onto the drinks.

How do I use a culinary torch to toast the meringue?

Keep the flame moving constantly to prevent burning, and hold the torch at a slight angle, about 6 inches away from the meringue, to evenly brown the surface. Always make sure that your work area is well-ventilated and free from any flammable objects.

What can I use as a substitute for the edible flower garnish?

If edible flowers are not available, you can opt for a twist of lemon or lime peel, a small slice of lemon, or a sprig of fresh mint.

What type of glassware should I use for serving the Lemon Meringue Cocktail?

The Lemon Meringue Cocktail works well in a coupe glass, which has a wide, shallow bowl and a short stem. If you don’t have coupe glasses, you can also use a martini glass or a rocks glass.

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Finlandia Lemon Meringue Cocktail

The Lemon Meringue Cocktail is a bright blend of tangy lemon, velvety meringue, and smooth Finlandia Vodka.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: limoncello, Limoncello Cocktail, meringue, vodka cocktail
Yield: 1


  • Culinary torch
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Coupe Glass



  • 1 egg white (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Lemon Meringue Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 oz Finlandia Vodka
  • 3/4 oz limoncello
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Dash simple syrup
  • Garnish: Edible flower



  • Whip the egg white until smooth and glossy.
  • Add lemon juice and continue to whip.
  • When the mixture is stiff, slowly sprinkle in sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.

Lemon Meringue Cocktail

  • Prepare the meringue.
  • Add Finlandia Vodka, limoncello, lemon juice, vanilla extract, simple syrup and ice to a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled.
  • Strain cocktail into a coupe glass.
  • Use a piping bag (or snip the corner off of a baggie) to pipe meringue over the cocktail.
  • Toast the meringue using a culinary torch.
  • If desired, garnish with an edible flower.

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