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“I just finished a batch of this, and found it good enough to post here for my very first time. From "Cooking Light" Magazine: "Fresh lemon juice and lemon rind add bright tang and beautiful hue to this liqueur. Begin a batch 3 weeks before you plan to serve it. Pour over ice with 2 parts sparkling water for a cool, delicious lemon spritzer. To serve straight up, coat the rim of a chilled martini glass in lemon juice, then dip in sugar. Garnish with a lemon slice.”
504hrs 20mins
4 3/4 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in rind. Cool completely. Stir in vodka and lemon juice.
  2. Divide vodka mixture between 2 wide-mouthed, 1-quart jars. Cover each jar with metal lid, screw on band. Store in a cool, dark place for 3 weeks, shaking jars every other day.
  3. Line a fine-mesh sieve with a double layer of cheesecloth, strain mixture through cheesecloth into a bowl. Discard solids. Return liqueur to jars or clean decanter; store chilled in refrigerator or freezer.
  4. Note: Mixture will keep in the freezer for up to a year.

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