Wednesday, 16 March 2011


I have a copious amount of vodka kicking around the house.  Well, it’s all in the cupboard under the stairs but I have been racking up a collection of vodka.  Do Jim and I like vodka? Nope.  Not really.  You know when you’re young (that’s 18 Mum, if you’re reading) (definitely NOT any younger *cough cough*) and you drink too much and you swear off that particular drink.  Vodka and red wine are my drinks I tend to avoid. 

So I’ve decided to turn it into flavoured vodkas and vanilla extract.  This is my first post of my forays into getting rid of the vodka.  This is Lime Vodka.  Well, Limecello.  It uses the same principle as Limoncello.  It sounds fancier.  I made this a while ago.  It’s nearly ready.  Which is handy…

750ml vodka
5 or 6 limes
Couple of table spoons of sugar

1, Zest the limes.  Be careful not to get any of the white pith as it will make your Limecello bitter.  Not cool.
2, Pour the 750ml of vodka into a sterilised 1 litre bottle.  This makes it easier to shake.
3, Stuff in your lime zest and the sugar. 
4, Shake it.  (Optional: Pretend you’re a swanky bartender)
5, Leave it in a nice cool place for 2 weeks, shaking it on a daily basis.
6, And it’s ready.  It’s good mixed in cocktails or used in baking.   


  1. Nice idea. I think this might work well in some recipes and summer drinks. I can't imagine avoiding red wine, though. I could try avoiding it, but I think it would track me down.

  2. Thanks phil, I might have to give red wine another chance!

  3. Fantastic idea - love the sound of this. I've made rhubarb vodka and blackcurrant vodka (cassis) and redcurrant vodka but not thought of lime. Must get hold of some more limes - yum!

  4. Wow choclette! They sound delicious, especially the rhubarb one! I worked in a cocktail bar when I was 18/19 and we used to get some weird liqueurs and flavoured vodkas in there, loved playing with them!