40 min

    Truly worth the time required to create this ice cold refreshing drink.

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    Serves: 34 

    • 10 lemons
    • 1 litre vodka
    • 600g caster sugar
    • 1 litre water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Zest the lemons, and place zest into a large glass bottle or jug. Pour in vodka. Cover loosely and let infuse for one week at room temperature.
    2. After one week, combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil. DO NOT STIR. Boil for 15 minutes. Allow syrup to cool to room temperature.
    3. Stir vodka mixture into syrup. Strain into glass bottles, and seal each bottle with a cork. Let mixture age for 2 weeks at room temperature.
    4. Place bottled liqueur into the freezer. When icy cold, serve in chilled vodka glasses or shot glasses.

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    How long will this last? Want to make some later this Autumn as Christmas presies.  -  10 Sep 2012


    great  -  17 Oct 2016


    My friends and family LOVE this recipe. However, I found that when you reduce the sugar by half, the flavors become more alive. I have now tried this recipe using lemons, limes, grapefuit and tangerines...and it is all fabulous.  -  10 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)