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Those of you who’ve been reading our blog for a while might recall that we received a bottle of lemon vodka for Christmas.

It sat unopened in our hall cupboard until I found this simple recipe in the Silver Spoon cookbook.  Serendipitously, both the cookbook and the vodka were gifts from our friends Pete and Nic!

  • 3 lemons
  • 200g (7oz) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 50ml (10 teaspoons) vodka
  • 500ml (2 cups) water

1. Thinly pare the rind of one lemon and squeeze the juice of all of them.

2. Place the water, sugar and rind into a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves.  Boil for 15 minutes, then remove from heat.   Remove and discard the rind, and allow the mixture to cool.

3. Strain the lemon juice into the syrup and add the vodka, stir to combine, then pour into an icecream maker and churn until frozen.  The alcohol keeps the sorbet relatively soft and scoopable straight out of the freezer.

As the vodka isn’t heated, the sorbet packs quite an alcoholic punch.  Best shared with neighbours who can walk home!

Click here for a printable version of this recipe

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