Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

From the Jewish Food Archives.


  1. Remove the thin outer peel from a small lemon in one long spiral; avoid the bitter white pith.
  2. Drop it into a quart of vodka and let stand at least 1 week, removing the peel when you think its job has been done.
  3. The lemon colors the vodka pale yellow and imparts a slight citrus sweetness and pungency.
  4. TO USE: Serve the vodka chilled.
  5. If you wish, the vodka may be stored in the freezer.
Most Helpful

5 Bright Stars . . . I've been paying big bucks for citrus vodka so this is perfect! Thanks for the recipe Mirj!

Galley Wench July 11, 2007

This couldn't have been easier. I was a little concerned about how I was going to get one long lemon spiral, but a vegetable peeler worked great. After a day the vodka had a pretty pale yellow color, now 10 days later it is a pretty shade of yellow with a nice lemon flavor. This is going to make some wonderful summer drinks. Thanks for posting it Mirj!

Kellie in SLO July 06, 2007