Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Lemon Vodka - £9.86

Lemon Vodka - £9.86

Ingredients

70cl Bottle of Vodka - £9.70
Peel from 4 - 6 Lemons - Free Leftovers
200g Sugar - 16p
150ml Water - Free from the Tap

Method

I save the zesty peel from lemons (use a potato peeler to get the zest off without the pith) needed for their juice in a bag in the freezer and when I have enough I make my own limoncello or lemon vodka

Put the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat
Stir to dissolve the sugar 
Bring to the boil, then simmer briskly for 3-4 minutes to make a syrup
Add the defrosted lemon peel to the syrup while warm (making sure there is no bitter white pith)
Pour the syrup into some large clean jars
Pour over the vodka (wash the bottle out and save for later)
Seal with a tight fitting lid and shake to mix the vodka and syrup together
Leave to infuse for two weeks to a month depending how patient you are shaking each day
Strain the liquid into a jug, discard the lemon peel and pour the infusion back into the now clean vodka bottle
Add a nice label!

All prices correct at date and time of publication using Tesco and Sainsburys Value and Basics Ranges



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