I was really surprised at how easy it is to make your own liqueurs. This year I also want to try sloe whisky and maybe a Rumtopf - but that's another story...
Last year we made a version of the Italian Limoncello - we called it John & Annie Claxton's Lethal Lemon Liqueur and gave away tiny bottles of it as favours for the male guests at our wedding picnic.
LETHAL LEMON LIQUEUR
For each litre of vodka you will need:
5 large unwaxed lemons
Pare the zest from the lemons and put into a large clean jar with a lid
Pour over the vodka.
Make a sugar syrup with the sugar and 700ml water
Cool and add to the vodka and lemon peel
Shake the jar each day for 2 weeks
Strain through muslin and bottle