Citrus Vodka

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Normaone

Here is a great recipe that can be used in Martinis, orange juice, lemonade, or straight-up! Choosing a bottle with a wider neck will help in the placing of the citrus peel inside. Enjoy!

Top Review by Pinay0618

I found this in Bon Appetit several years ago when my "grapefruit thing" first kicked in, so I made my first batch with nothing but grapefruit rind. Scandalously addictive, and so easy it's kinda silly to pay all that money for the ready-made.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 slices orange rind, orange part only (2x1/2 inch)
  • 6 slices lemons, rind of, yellow part only (2x1/2 inch)
  • 6 slices lime peel, green part only (2x1/2 inch)
  • 1 wooden skewer (8 inch)
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle vodka


  1. Fold 1 strip orange peel in half crosswise without breaking and thread onto skewer.
  2. Repeat with 1 strip each lemon and lime peels.
  3. Repeat, alternating remaining peels.
  4. Push skewer through neck of clean bottle.
  5. Being careful not to break peels.
  6. A chopstick may help this process.
  7. Fill 1 empty, clean 750-ml clear bottle with a cork.
  8. with vodka.
  9. Cork and chill at least 1 week and up to three weeks before serving.

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