Lemon Infused Vodka

adapted from Amy's Cooking Adventures

7-8 small organic, unwaxed lemons (5-6 large)

1 1/2 cups vodka

Sterilize a pint-size mason jar, lid and screw band.

Wash the lemons.  Using a vegetable peeler, remove long strips of zest from the lemons.  Remove just the colored part.  Avoid the bitter, white pith.

Place the strips of zest in the sterilized jar.  Fill it wil vodka.  Close the jar with the sterilized lid. Place in a cool dark location for 5-7 days.  Strain out the zest and pour the vodka back into the jar.