Monday, 21 April 2008

Finishing the lemon and lime vodka

Last week I finished the lemon and lime vodka to add to our growing collection. First of all I filtered it using a big funnel and a coffee filter. This takes a while so we usually do it over an evening topping it up and leaving to filter overnight. Then on Wednesday I made some sugar syrup. I did this by dissolving 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water. This made over 1 cup of sugar syrup. I added a cup first but it needed more so I added the rest. It still has a lot of its alcohol taste, which usually goes when you make liquers with soft fruits like raspberries.

We will store one small bottle in freezer ready for consuming. Its OK not the best we've made, which by the way was the blackcurrant vodka we made last summer. Looking forward to summer when we should be making some blackcurrant vodka and raspberry vodka. The rhubarb vodka still has 3 weeks of shaking before we filter it!


Cottage Smallholder said...

lemon and lime vodka sounds superb! Perhaps it needs a bit longer - our lemon gin takes three years to mature!

Thanks for the tip about blackcurrant vodka. Must try some this year. And rhubarb too!

Serena said...

I saw your recipe for your Gin. But, we are not settled yet, so who knows where we will be in 3 yrs time. But as soon as we get "proper jobs" and settle down. We will give it ago. I would definitely recommend the blackcurrant vodka and I'll keep you posted on the rhubarb vodka.