Sunny's Hard Lemonade

TOTAL TIME: 9 hr 25 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 9 hr
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 5 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 cups ice
  • 4 ounces vanilla-infused vodka, recipe follows*
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rings
  • 1 lime, sliced into rings
VANILLA-INFUSED VODKA:
  • 1 liter vodka
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Directions

In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a simmer. Cook until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a large pitcher, fill with ice. Stir in simple syrup, vodka, juice, lemon and lime slices.

*for kid-friendly version, omit alcohol.

Split beans lengthwise and add to vodka bottle. Let infuse overnight in a cool dark place. Strain into another sterilized bottle.
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