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Lemon Infused Vodka Recipe

Lemon vodka is the base for limoncello and is a citrusy, flavorful drink. I use the power of the whipping siphon to quickly extract the flavors from the lemon peels, reducing the macerating process from several weeks to 5 minutes. The final product is a little less rounded than the original, but it's a great substitute if you have a hankering for limoncello and don't want to wait several weeks. Once the lemon vodka is done, you can turn it into limoncello.

The recipe calls for the zest of 5 lemons and not wanting to waste the lemons themselves I make lemonade with them. Simply combine the lemon juices with enough sugar and water to balance out the sour.

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Lemon Infused Vodka Recipe

  • Published: December 01, 2015
  • By Jason Logsdon
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes

Lemon Infused Vodka Ingredients

For the Lemon Infused Vodka

5 lemons
1.5 cups vodka

Lemon Infused Vodka Instructions

For the Lemon Infused Vodka

Lightly scrub the outside of the lemons then remove the zest with a vegetable peeler or zester. Make sure little to no pith came off as well, using a paring knife to remove any.

Place the peels in a whipping siphon and add the vodka. Seal the whipping siphon, charge it, and swirl for 20 to 30 seconds. Let the siphon sit for 2 minutes longer. Place a towel over the top of the siphon and vent it. Open the siphon and wait until the bubbling stops.

Strain the vodka and let sit for at least 5 minutes before using.

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Lemon Infused Vodka Recipe

PT30M Ingredients: 5 lemons 1.5 cups vodka
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Lemon vodka is a citrusy, flavorful drink and the base for limoncello. By using the whipping siphon to quickly extract the flavors from the lemon peels, the final product is ready in 5 minutes.
1 Serving