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Lemon Drop Liqueur

Lemon Drop Liqueur Randy Mayor

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 lemon rinds, cut into strips
  • 3 cups vodka
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Preparation


Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in rind. Cool completely. Stir in vodka and lemon juice.

Sterilize 2 wide-mouthed, 1-quart jars according to manufacturer's directions. Divide vodka mixture between jars. Cover each jar with metal lid; screw on band. Store in a cool, dark place for 3 weeks, shaking jar every other day.

Line a fine-mesh sieve with a double layer of cheesecloth; strain mixture through cheesecloth into a bowl. Discard solids. Return liqueur to jars or clean decanter; store chilled in refrigerator or freezer.

Note: Mixture will keep in the freezer for up to a year.



    Locals often unwind at Ray's Boathouse with a bracing summer cocktail like this one. Fresh lemon juice and lemon rind add bright tang and a beautiful hue to this liqueur. Begin a batch three weeks before you plan to serve it. Pour over ice with two parts sparkling water for a cool, delicious lemon spritzer. To serve straight up, coat the rim of a chilled martini glass in lemon juice, then dip the rim in sugar. Garnish with a slice of lemon.
  • Yield: 4 3/4 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 170
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 0.0%
Fat per serving: 0.0g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 0.0g
Carbohydrate per serving: 21.4g
Fiber per serving: 0.1g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 1mg
Calcium per serving: 1mg

Good to Know

Enjoy a refreshing summer beverage with a sour kick. Remember that alcohol has 7 calories per gram, and it doesn't provide any nutrients, so enjoy in moderation.