Recipe type: Alcoholic beverage
  • 8-10 organic lemons, well washed and dried
  • 3 cups vodka, 80- or 100-proof
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  1. Remove the zest from all the lemons, by shredding (grating) or cutting into fine strips with a vegetable peeler. Avoid the white pith.
  2. Remove the pith with a sharp knife and cut the fruit into thick slices. Halve the slices.
  3. Put the zest, lemon and alcohol into a jar or jug, cover, and leave at room temperature for about 4 days.
  4. Combine the sugar and water and stir, while heating, until dissolved. Boil for two minutes.
  5. Set the syrup aside to cool and then chill.
  6. After four days, strain the alcohol-lemon mixture through a sieve lined with cheesecloth or a coffee filter.
  7. Add the syrup to taste. Start with ½ cup, taste, and adjust!
  8. Pour into an attractive bottle and chill well before serving as is or over crushed ice.
Recipe by Cape Point Press at