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Lemon Vodka

Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Kelli Ronci
Total time 10 mins
Infuse time 168 hrs
Yield Makes 3 1/2 cups (serving size: 2 tbsp.)
You can make this infusion with almost any combination of citrus fruit and liquor, but this is one of our favorites. Even better: You don't need the best-quality alcohol; the key is using something that's smooth and neutral in flavor. Try the infusion over ice or in your favorite cocktails. (Note: It's illegal to ship spirits in the U.S.)

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 1 bottle (750 ml.) vodka

Nutrition Information

  • calories 67
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • protein 0.0 g
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 0.1 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • sodium 0.3 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Remove zest from lemons with a vegetable peeler and save fruit for another use. Put zest in a 1-qt.* glass jar or decorative bottle. Pour in vodka (through a funnel, if the bottle has a narrow opening).

  2. Close jar tightly and put in a cool, dark place for 1 week.

  3. Chill vodka and serve cold; it will take on the color of the zest and will gradually intensify in flavor and get a little cloudy.

  4. *You can use a smaller bottle, but the infusion will be stronger, so taste it occasionally and remove the zest when the liquor tastes the way you want.

  5. Make ahead: Up to 3 months (1 year, strained), chilled.

  6. Bottle it: 34-oz. Giara hermetic bottle, $99; containerstore.com