Vanilla Lemon Liqueur

Rating: 3.88 / 5.00 (8 Votes)

Total time: 45 min



Brush the lemon thoroughly under running tap water, then peel the skin wafer-thin with a very sharp kitchen knife. Cut into strips about 2 cm wide. Cut open the vanilla pods, scrape out the pith and chop the pods into small pieces.

Mix the vanilla pulp and pods and the lemon peel with the alcohol, pour into bottle and seal tightly. Put it in a dark, warm place for 3 weeks, shaking it every now and then. Later, pour the extract through a filter.

Mix the sugar with tap water in a small saucepan and heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Then let the mixture cool down. Mix with the extract and fem apple brandy or vodka.

Pour the liqueur into small carafes or possibly bottles. It can be enjoyed on the spot.

To give as a gift, pour into a small clear bottle with a swing top, label a piece of parchment paper with the date it was made and the name, and tape it to the bottle.

Vanilla lemon liqueur tastes extraordinarily neat with sparkling wine, tonic water or bitter lemon as a cool long drink, with hot red wine or hot tea as a punch. It can also be used for mixing cocktails and other short drinks. It can also be used to flavor fruit salads, ice cream, cream dishes and filled pancakes.

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