prep time: 15 MINs   |  COOK TIME: 2 hour  |  servings: 24  |  from vesta


  • 3 cups vodka
  • 8 lemons
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 ½ cups sugar


  1. Preheat water bath using immersion circulator to 135 degrees F.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the rinds from the lemons, peeling off as little of the white rind as possible.
  3. Add the vodka and lemon peels to a quart sized jar. Place in water bath and cook for 2 hours.
  4. While the vodka mixture is cooking, make simple syrup by combining water and sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool to room temperature.
  5. When vodka mixture is done, strain mixture into a large bowl and discard lemon peels. Add simple syrup and whisk to combine.
  6. Pour into airtight jars and refrigerate.

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