Lobster is a luxury. Just because you’re from Maine, doesn’t mean (with some exceptions) that you get some sort of native discount. Lobsters are expensive and, of course, delicious. So in our family, we use EVERY PART.
Or so I thought…
Then last night, I watched as my mom emptied a claw of its juice into the sink. I always drink the salty lobster water from the claws and legs, so Ian and I thought, what finding a use for even the lobster water? And, well, one use came immediately to mind.
So we tried it.
To make one serving:
Place an emptied body shell into a glass. Add one part lobster juice (maybe two tablespoons)
Then add two parts chilled vodka (I prefer a gin martini but vodka was in the house)
Then add the lobster juice.
Not bad. Not bad at all. Kind of sweet. A little salty.
Maybe a better garnish might be a precious piece of claw meat?
Any daring takers? Feel free to share, and adjustments are always welcome…
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