Summer is coming soon, right? Time for cocktails on the patio and fun with friends! My husband is a fan of citrus flavored vodkas, so I wanted to try and make my own as a surprise for him. I read a ton about making your own lemon infused vodka, and most of them take weeks to get the right flavor. I am not so patient, so I had a thought. What if I used my lemon essential oil to make some on the fly? I gave it a try on a small scale so I wouldn’t waste too much of anything, and WOW! It turned out amazing!!!
For my lemon infused vodka, I used Kirkland brand vodka from Costco (guys, it’s so good and so affordable), a few fresh lemons (more for looks than flavor), and lemon essential oils.
I filled the jar 3/4 of the way up with vodka.
Next, I added 25 drops of my lemon essential oils.
Finally, I sliced 3 lemons into wedges and added them to the jar. I gave it a good shake to mix all of the flavors together, and added a cute little label.
Cute, right? Matt loved it, and said I should make more to give to some of our friends as gifts! I’m so pleased with the way it turned out! Because there are no chemicals or preservatives, I am keeping ours in the refrigerator.
If you’d like to make your own and use the label that I made, you can click on the link below and print out your own! I printed mine on sticker paper, but you can totally print it on regular paper, cut it out and attach it to your jar using double sided tape!
I am joining a group of bloggers who are also sharing recipes made using lemon essential oils…you can see them all below and visit their blogs for the full recipes! If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, you can visit my Essential Oils Page HERE!