Meyer Lemon-Infused Vodka

Well, the results are in, and I came in second in the Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Contest!  I was hoping for first, although when I found out exactly what that meant, I have to say I am just a little relieved that I came in second.  I found out last Thursday that the winner would go on television with their creation, and hand out samples to the audience – that meant 80 mini cheesecakes that I would have to make.  My weekend was already booked baking for an auction, so I must say I was a little stressed about the whole thing.  As much as I like to win, that really would have set me over the edge.  Now my team will have enough Girl Scout Cookies to snack on to last a year – and I plan on giving half to a local shelter!!  48 boxes is a lot of Girl Scout Cookies.  Thanks everyone who voted – there is always next year!

My pantry…it is my favorite room in the house.  When we decided to build a house almost 9 years ago, I remember talking to the architect about the kitchen and the fact that I needed to have a pantry.  I wasn’t sure at that point why I needed one so badly, I just did.  When my kids were young, it was like a play room for them, they would close the door and play with everything inside.  It provided hours of entertainment.  Now that they are older, I am starting to fill the pantry with all sorts of fun stuff – especially glass jars.  I bought these Weck Jars recently, and I am in love.  They are beautiful, functional, and makes me want to fill them with beautiful and colorful things.  My kids don’t eat a lot of candy, which is why we always have a lot lying around from birthday parties, Halloween, and baking.  Once I ran out of candy, my mind went to infusions.  I had a bunch of Meyer lemons in the refrigerator that I wasn’t sure what to do with, and it hit me.  Meyer Lemon-Infused Vodka – perfect for cocktails.  I found a recipe from the Martha Stewart website, and in less than 15 minutes the infusion began.  I still have another week or so before I can test it out, but it looks wonderful, and in a few days, the vodka has already begun to take on a nice yellow color.

You can find these jars online – they are selling them everywhere these days.  So, I just have to ask – what’s in your pantry?

Ingredients

  • 1 750 mL good quality vodka
  • 4-5 Meyer lemons

Directions

Peel Meyer lemons using vegetable peeler.  Add vodka.  Let steep for at least 2 weeks.

For a printer-friendly version of this recipe, please click here:  Meyer Lemon-Infused Vodka

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10 thoughts on “Meyer Lemon-Infused Vodka

  1. I love those jars. They are adorable. I wish we actually had pantries here in Hong Kong but space is very limited. I had to purchase some extra cabinets just for my normal staples. I like you idea about the vodka and you could adjust that idea and add vanilla beans, orange zests, cinnamon and the list goes on and on. Thanks Clare.

  2. CONGRATS! Maybe a blessing in disguise, it sounds like to get 2nd!
    Those jars are ADORABLE! I’m a sucker for jars and only have some ikea ones. These are great!
    Know what you mean about a pantry. I’m DYING for one. One day…
    Oh and I’m dying for a meyer lemon vodka! Right up my alley. I wish! :)
    Beautiful photo.

  3. What a fun recipe! I’m going to have to give this a whirl. And congrats on coming in 2nd! I think you should have been first, but I know what you mean about how that would have come with more work. Still, you were first in my book! And I love that you had the architect design a pantry. My grandparents had one and I would spend hours in there as a child playing as well. It was by far my favorite room in their house. :)

  4. I love this idea. The Martha Stewart and Weck jar link are not working for me. I wanted to provide a heads up in case it isn’t unique to me.

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