Judy Sucks a Lemon

Cornershop came to Dishoom for an exclusive listening to celebrate the launch of their new album recently. To make sure things kicked off in style, we made a yummy cocktail inspired by their last album – Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast.

That album was praised for its mix of sounds – funk, soul and rock. Naomi, our fabulous Head Bar-walli, took the challenge to heart and dreamt up an eclectic cocktail that packs a sour lemon punch. A mix of lemon, a whack of chilli, gin and popping-candy-crazy-crackle was an instant hit and got everyone in the mood for Cornershop’s latest sounds.

The Listening Booth went down a treat, and Judy had everyone asking for more. Even the Cornershop boys had a few each!

We’d love you to come down to give Judy a try and have listen to the new tracks. We’ve added Judy Sucks a Lemon as a special and are also playing Cornershop’s latest tracks for a limited time.

And for those of you that wanted the recipe for Judy Sucks a Lemon, here it is in all its glory…

To make the lemon sherbet base mix:

Zest and juice 2 lemons and put half the juice aside. Put the zest, the rest of the juice and a spoonful of white sugar into another container and muddle hard for a few minutes until the sugar is dissolved and the oils have been extracted from the lemon zest. Strain and add to the rest of the juice. It should be sour but not unbearable! Roughly chop half a green chilli and muddle with a little of the juice to extract the spiciness. Strain out the pieces and add the chilli juice carefully to the rest of the mix, tasting it for spiciness. The sherbet should have a good kick, but be careful and test your chillies for spiciness!

To make the drink:

Fill a tall glass 2/3 full with crushed ice. Add the lemon sherbet mix, 25ml of your favourite gin and a teaspoon of plain yoghurt. Stir thoroughly and top up with crushed ice. Garnish with half a green chilli (cut lengthways) and a slice of

lemon coated in popping candy and a straw.

Drink. Make sour face. Enjoy sweetness. Suck Lemon. Smile!

Read the café stories

Suggested Reading

See the journal

Diwali at Dishoom

In the days and weeks before Diwali, the excitement and gaiety flickers through Bombay like electricity. It is with that same sense of excitement that we announce we can once again bring friends and family together for a first-class partee. With almost two years since our last get-together, it brings unsurpassed joy to be able to finally share the particulars of our 2021 Diwali celebrations. 

Introducing The Dishoom Home Feast

The Dishoom Home Feast allows you to bring family and friends together at home over a generous selection of our most-loved dishes. This all-new kit provides welcome shortcuts to favourite Dishoom dishes – you’ll receive an ensemble cast of café classics, all suitable for dishing up and sharing with family and friends.

The story of Dishoom Birmingham reimagined

Last year, to celebrate the opening of Dishoom Birmingham, we launched an exciting writing competition with our good friends at Birmingham Stories, part of the National Literacy Trust. Entrants were tasked with writing a story inspired by the café’s founding myth: the story of Roda Irani.

Dishoom's Bacon Naan Roll Recipe

The Dishoom Bacon Naan Roll has something of a cult following; it must surely be our signature breakfast dish. Try it at home with our signature recipe.