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Spiced Citrus Vodka Infused with Blood Orange & Meyer Lemon

Infused with cinnamon, clove, blood oranges, and meyer lemons, this delicious Spiced Citrus Vodka is super simple to make at home.
Course Drinks, infusions
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon, citrus, clove, lemon, orange, spice, vodka
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 cups (1.7 liters)


  • 5 Meyer lemons
  • 6 blood oranges
  • 5 cups vodka, 80 proof or higher
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves


  • 1 extra large mason jar
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Bottles and labels for storage


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the oranges and lemons, leaving behind as much pith as possible (pith will make the infused vodka bitter). Juice the peeled fruit and reserve for another use.
  2. Place all the peels into a large, sealable container (like an extra large mason jar). Fill with vodka until covered, leaving at least an inch or so of head space at the top.
  3. Let the peels infuse for about 1 month in a cool, dark place. Shake occasionally.
  4. After one month, add the cinnamon stick and cloves. Let these infuse for 2 more days.
  5. After the vodka is infused and turns a lovely dark yellow, strain the peels and spices out of the vodka using a fine mesh sieve.
  6. Bottle the infused spiced citrus vodka into swing top or screw top bottles. Store indefinitely.