Friday, March 11, 2016

Lemon Infused Vodka

When one has lemons galore, it becomes quite important to just "DO SOMETHING!"  There was urgency at my house as I do believe that the lemons multiplied each night.  If they didn't, they sure weren't eaten by any critter that happened to be passing through.

So, began my quest.  When I saw the recipe for Sgroppino al Limon I thought it would be a good beginning.  What could be more refreshing on a warm day than a slushy, lemony drink?

It was a great idea but to make the Sgroppino al Limon in the previous post, I needed to make Lemon Infused Vodka which meant that I needed to get with it as it had to infuse for at lease 4-7 days.  It is relatively simple.  Peel the yellow rind (zest) from the lemon leaving behind the bitter white pith. Pour vodka over the top.  Seal.


Lemon Infused Vodka

7-8 small organic, unwaxed lemons (5-6 large)
1 1/2 cups vodka

Sterilize a pint-size mason jar, lid and screw band.

Wash the lemons.  Using a vegetable peeler, remove long strips of zest from the lemons.  Remove just the colored part.  Avoid the bitter, white pith.

Place the strips of zest in the sterilized jar.  Fill it with vodka.  Close the jar with the sterilized lid. Place in a cool dark location for 5-7 days.  Strain out the zest and pour the vodka back into the jar.

PRINTABLE RECIPE


You can now make the Sgroppino al Limon or use your infused vodka to make a simple limoncello. You only need to add some sugar.....

The new dilemma:  What to do with all of the zestless lemons!?  Coming soon: Thyme Infused Lemonade!  Delicious.




3 comments:

  1. How nice to have an abundance of lemons-enjoy:@)

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  2. What a great and easy idea. I'm looking forward to what you will do with all of those naked lemons.
    Sam

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  3. Why didn't I do this when I had all those Meyer lemons??????? Can't wait for the next harvest. Thanks!

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