How to Make Lemon Essence or Lemon Vodka

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How to Make Lemon Essence or Lemon Vodka Recipe
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Zest all your lemons.

Zest all your lemons.

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You want only the yellow layer of the lemon skin.   Good example lemon on right - has not cut into the white, bad example on the left - too much white has been taken.

You want only the yellow layer of the lemon skin. Good example lemon on right - has not cut into the white, bad example on the left - too much white has been taken.

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See the difference in the peels.  The white is bitter, whereas the yellow outermost layer has quite a pleasant taste and has the lovely lemony oil that will give the flavour, the left peel is ideal.

See the difference in the peels. The white is bitter, whereas the yellow outermost layer has quite a pleasant taste and has the lovely lemony oil that will give the flavour, the left peel is ideal.

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Get out your vodka... My bottle's not quite full ^_^ but really quantities are up to you!

Get out your vodka... My bottle's not quite full ^_^ but really quantities are up to you!

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Put zest in vodka. Here i demonstrate my 'place and poke' method, feel free to improvise ;)

Put zest in vodka. Here i demonstrate my 'place and poke' method, feel free to improvise ;)

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Give a little shake, and the vodka too, the oils are already infusing here literally less than a minute after i put in the zest, and the colour is brighter than the picture!

Give a little shake, and the vodka too, the oils are already infusing here literally less than a minute after i put in the zest, and the colour is brighter than the picture!

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I'm trying to capture the beautiful lemon yellow colour of the liquid.  Sit in a dry, dark place 2-3 weeks, stirring it up once every so often.

I'm trying to capture the beautiful lemon yellow colour of the liquid. Sit in a dry, dark place 2-3 weeks, stirring it up once every so often.

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Ok, lets just say we didn't wait the full 3 weeks... 2 days... but its plenty lemony!  Try: lemon vodka and tonic water with a splash of ruby red grapefruit juice over crushed ice Y(^_^)Y

Ok, lets just say we didn't wait the full 3 weeks... 2 days... but its plenty lemony! Try: lemon vodka and tonic water with a splash of ruby red grapefruit juice over crushed ice Y(^_^)Y

Ingredients

1 Bottle of vodka 
12 Lemons 
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