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  • Prep Time 30 mins + Steeping
  • Makes 4 cups

  • 2 cups vodka
  • peel of 8 just-ripe lemons, a little pith on
  • cup sugar
  • juice of 3 lemons, strained
  • 3 whole cloves

Combine vodka and lemon peel, cover and steep 48 hours in a cool, dark place. Strain.

Boil sugar, lemon juice and cloves with 1 cup water until syrupy.

Cool, remove cloves and mix into lemon vodka.

Pour into a sterilised bottle. Store in the fridge or freezer.

Serve chilled in shot glasses or with ice and soda.

To Sterilise bottles;

When preserving, you need to ensure jars are sterilised to ensure there are no bacteria or moulds present that can make the food you are storing go off.

Wash jars thoroughly and rinse well. Place inside the oven on racks and turn the temperature to 100C. Leave for 15-20 minutes. Take care when removing jars from the oven that you do not place them on a cold surface or fill with cold food while hot, as they may crack.

You can also do a quick sterilise of single jars by placing a wet jar in a microwave and cooking on high power for 1 minute.