- Infuse the vodka with the lemon zest for a week. Zest the lemons. Then place the zest and the vodka in a container and allow it to infuse in a dark cool place for a week. Once the week has passed, strain the liquid through the cheesecloth in a large glass or ceramic bowl.
- In a large saucepan, warm the milk, add sugar and vanilla beans, seeds and pods to it. Stir and cook the mixture over medium heat till the entire composition is dissolved without any lumps present.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it cool to room temperature, discard the vanilla bean and then strain the mixture through the cheesecloth.
- Then combine the vodka and lemon zest infusion with the milk and stir it together. Pour the mixture through the cheesecloth to get rid of any lumps and put it in a container like bottles.
The lemons have had quite a historical journey getting from Asia all the way to Europe. They have been thought to originate from the Assam region of India, northern Burma or China. They then were introduced to Iran and Egypt and ventured into Italy as well.
The average lifespan of the lemon tree is over 50 years, however, with proper care, it can last up to 100 years.