- Pare the zest from all thelemons, taking care not to include any white pith. Put the zest in a large clean jar and pour over the vodka. Cover with a tightly fitting lid and leave for a week, shaking the jar each day.
- Put the sugar in a heatproof bowl and pour over the boiling water, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Add the vodka and peels and leave for a further week, shaking the jar regularly.
- Strain into decorative bottles, adding a few strips of lemon zest to each bottle.
Our top 25 drink recipe for 4 – 8 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has lemon, vodka, caster sugar and water.