This is a little bit of a cheater post – only because I posted it over the summer and I am posting it again, but for good reason! My fellow boozer’s, (ahem …I mean girlfriends), tell me this makes great Holiday gifts!
So here is your official reminder to get your lemons soaking! In as short as a week you will have some glorious boozy gifts! You can soak for longer, longer is better….at least that is what my girlfriends say. Soak for 3 weeks if you have the time!
Pour into pretty little bottles or Mason type jars. Tie with a ribbon and give to the people you love and they, in return, will love you back!
1 fifth Vodka
2 pounds lemons (about 10)
Large jar with lid
For Simple Syrup (make this after the vodka and lemon soak for a week or 3)
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Peel yellow skin off of lemons being careful not to get the white pith (it will make your Lemoncello bitter and kinda pith ya off).
Mix Lemon peelings and vodka in large jar with tight fitting lid.
Store for 1-4 weeks in a cool dark place. Give it a shake a day if you can…
After vodka and lemons have sat for desired amount of time :Combine sugar and water in saucepan. Heat to boiling and cook for 10 minutes until all sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. You do not need to use all of the simple syrup. Add to vodka to taste. I used about 1 1/2 cups.
Remove lemon peels from vodka – save to use as garnish in your gift jars if desired.
Add simple syrup to lemony vodka, stir it up and pour into pretty little bottles or Mason jars and share!