Take the zest ONLY off all the lemons. Try to minimize the amount of pith (white stuff under the colored zest) you get as it will add a bitter flavor to your beverage. Place in a four quart glass, re-sealable container and add one fifth of vodka. There should be enough zest to just barely peek over the top of the vodka. When your sure you have enough add the other bottle of vodka, seal and store in a cool, dark place for about 40 days.
After 40 days combine 4 cups of sugar with 5 cups of water. Simmer until slightly thickened (approx. 5 min). Cool and then add to mixture. Seal and store for another 40 days.
After 80 days strain the liquid into bottles and then place in freezer. When properly chilled pour yourself some and enjoy!
measurement (unless stated otherwise)
|1 cup = 8 ounces =
||1 quart = 32 ounces =
|1 tbsp (tablespoon) =
1/2 ounce = 15ml
||1 fifth = 25.6 ounces = 750ml|
|1 tsp (teaspoon) =
1/6 ounce = 5ml
||1 pint = 16 ounces =