Lemon cream liqueur

Total Time
24hrs 30mins
24 hrs
30 mins

Wonderful for those long summer evenings, when it's too hot to go to bed...it will keep the conversation going forever (or at least until the bottle is empty...!)Keep this in the freezer (it won't freeze because of the alcohol in it, but it will become even creamier and more refreshing) and take it out about ten minutes before serving (Prep time includes overnight soaking)

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  • 500 ml 95 proof grain alcohol
  • 5 medium lemons, non chemical-treated
  • 1 liter whole milk (full fat)
  • 600 -800 g sugar (depending on how dense you want it to be)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 34 cup whiskey or 34 cup cognac


  1. Put lemon peels (without white pith) in a jar with the alcohol, leave them to soak for 24 hours shaking the jar a couple of times.
  2. Boil milk and sugar for 25 minutes, leave to cool.
  3. Strain the milk, add strained alcohol, vanilla and whiskey, mix well and put in a bottle.
  4. Keep in the freezer.
  5. Variation: use tangerines instead of lemons.