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It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere- Lemon 43

Lemon 43 Cocktail

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! When the sun is shining brightly and the days start to warm, I began to crave one of my favorite cocktails, the Lemon 43. 

For years we had a Cuban restaurant in the neighborhood and we loved to go there on the weekends.  The food was wonderful but it was the cocktails that kept drawing us back. 

Lemon 43

They had a variety of rum-based cocktails including the Lemon 43.  This sipping cocktail is bright, not too sweet, and ideal for sitting poolside or just enjoying with friends on a Friday night.

If you’re thinking cocktails and appetizers at home, consider my Artichoke and Cheese Appetizer or my Texas Gougeres to pair with this delicious cocktail.

Bottle of Liqueur 43

Liqueur 43 is a product of Spain and is made with a combination of 43 herbs and botanicals.  The result is a smooth, golden, vanilla-based sensation. This liqueur is really nice as an after-dinner drink or as the French would say, a digestive. Just serve over ice.

The ingredients to make Lemon 43

Lemon 43

Juice of ½ a medium lemon

1-ounce Liqueur 43

2-ounces rum

Crushed Ice

Mint sprig for garnish

Fill an old fashion glass with crushed ice.  Place additional ice, lemon juice, 43, and rum in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.  Strain liquid into the prepared glass and garnish with mint and lemon wedges. If a sweeter cocktail is desired, add more 43 or a bit of simple syrup.

Lemon 43

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, so consider concocting a Lemon 43! Please drink responsibly, this is a strong cocktail so plan rides ahead!


I’d love to hear from you, just comment below!

XOXO Lorie


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4 Replies to “It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere- Lemon 43”

  1. Thank You for sharing, Lorie! I happen to have a bottle of Licor 43 in my bar, so I’ll definitely be making this drink. Hope you are doing well 😊


    1. Oh that is so lucky!! Let me know how you like this drink!!!


  2. Vonda Cloutier March 17, 2022 at 8:08 AM

    This is going into my saved recipes for sure. Looks so refreshing! Thank you for sharing!


    1. Hi Vonda!!
      Sure! It is so refreshing!!
      Xoxo Lorie


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Meet Lorie Fangio

Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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