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LEMON LIQUOR April 9, 2012

Filed under: Cooking,guides,Homes — misscilicia @ 11:01 pm
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I love lemons and all things lemon flavored. It follows then that I would come up with a lemon liquor recipe, since I like to make my own, rather than buy it. I’ve been making this for several years.

It makes a nice gift if decanted into a pretty bottle and labeled.

It is easy to make, and can be made in about 30 minutes.  The hard part is waiting for the two to three months it needs to age!

You will need:

3 lemons & 1 lime, well scrubbed and.preferably organic

1 ½ cups organic sugar

2 cups good quality vodka

3 cups m/l water

First zest the lemons and the lime. Be careful not to zest any of the white part, as that will make it bitter.

Making this post gave me the excuse to buy this zester! It’s all shiny.and new.


Now roll the lemons back and forth with the palm of your hand several times..

This gets the most juice from them.


Now half them, juice them and pour into a measuring cup.  Add enough water to get 4 cups of liquid.

Now add the liquid to a pan, along with the lemon and line zest, and bring to a boil watching carefully and stirring often. As soon as it reaches a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove from burner, add sugar, and stir well. Add vodka and stir again.


Decant into a pretty bottle, label and date it, and then store in the refrigerator for two to three months.

You will be very glad in July!




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