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Lime Infused Vodka

This lime infused vodka recipe is unbelievably easy to make and requires just 2 ingredients. It’s perfect for adding a refreshing citrus flavor to your favorite vodka cocktails!

The lime vodka in a jar, shaken

I love all types of citrus fruit, and limes are my second favorite. My first is grapefruit and you better believe I have infused vodka with that delicious fruit.

And since I have a love for homemade infused vodka, I clap my hands in glee whenever I make an infusion. Here’s what I’ve made so far: lemon (link), orange, rhubarb, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, cherry, apple, cranberry, and watermelon.

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But what I absolutely LOVE about this lime vodka is that when you add it to vodka drink recipes like the woo woo, or the kamikaze it enhances the flavor of these cocktails without being too strong.

This lime-infused vodka is very delicious in a vodka tonic. Simple, yet delicious.

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Any infusion makes for the perfect gift to your loved one. Just tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar or bottle and hand it out at Christmas time.

Helpful tips

  • Whenever you juice citrus or add it to a cocktail as garnish, you need to wash it well. Here’s how: I use this cloth which has a coarse side and a smooth side. The coarse side washes fruit or vegetables so you don’t need soap as you rub the cloth on the skin. All you need is water.
  • If you don’t have this cloth, you can squirt some unscented, natural soap in your hands and rub the fruit between your palms. Then take a vegetable brush and brush the skin well. Rinse with cold water and you’re done.
  • You will be using a 32 oz jar. Fill it around 3/4 the way up with fruit and when you pour the vodka in, make sure there is room above the vodka to the top of the jar so you can shake it vigorously.
  • There is no need to sanitize the jar. You just need to wash it with warm, soapy water and then rinse and dry it well.
  • Even though I used 6 limes in total, start by slicing 2 limes into wheels and 2 limes into wedges. Place them in the jar and slice more so the limes fill the jar 3/4 of the way full.
  • You can use a solid regular vodka like Ketel One or Absolut. No need to use a premium brand unless you want to.
  • I choose not to use lime zest in this liquor infusion, because it’s not needed, but you can if you want to.

How to make lime infused vodka


Get a 32 ounce jar and wash it with warm soapy water. Rinse it well with hot water and dry it completely.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – limes and vodka.

Limes on the table and vodka in a bottle

Step two

Slice 3 limes in wheels and 3 other limes cut in wedges. (This may change with the size of your limes. Mine were medium/small sized so it took 6 limes to fill the jar 3/4 full. SO start with 4 limes and add more as needed.)

sliced lime and in wedges on a board with more in the back and vodka

Step three

Add the lime wheels and wedges to the clean jar.

A jar with the sliced lime in it with vodka in back

Step four

Measure out 2 cups of vodka and pour it over the limes.

Vodka being poured into a jar of limes

Step five

Seal the lid to the jar.

The lid capped on the jar of limes and vodka

Step six

Shake the citrus-infused vodka vigorously for 5 seconds.

You will store this infusion either in a cool, dry, dark place like a pantry or cellar or in the refrigerator, as I did.

You will also shake the citrus vodka 2 times a day for 5 days. I do it at the same time every day – after breakfast and after dinner. That way, I don’t forget.

The lime vodka in a jar, shaken

You can see the vodka has turned a light green hue.

Step seven

Remove the jar from the refrigerator and give it one more shake. You will notice that the vodka leeched so much color out of the lime rinds they look like lemons! That doesn’t happen in the lemon vodka infusion.

Step eight

Get a large bowl, sieve, ultra-fine cheesecloth, and bottle or jar for the vodka.

A jar of limes in the vodka with a bowl in the back

Step nine

Place the sieve in the large bowl, and line the sieve with cheesecloth.

Step ten

Open the jar and carefully pour the contents of the jar into the sieve.

Lime wheels and wedges in the cheesecloth

Step eleven

Lift the sieve so the vodka has a chance to strain from the limes. Throw away the limes and pour the lime vodka in the bottle.

A bottle with the lime vodka with limes in the back

Cap the bottle and either use it or store it in your bar. No need to refrigerate the vodka unless you want to.

A capped bottle of green vodka with limes in the back

I measure out 4 ounces, just because.

A bottle in the back with the measuring glass filled with the vodka

Yum! Wait until you try it in your favorite vodka cocktail!

I hope you enjoyed this lime infused vodka recipe. It’s so delicious.

Here are a few vodka infusions

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish.

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Lime vodka measured out with the bottle behind - square

Lime Infused Vodka

This lime infused vodka recipe is unbelievably easy to make and requires just 2 ingredients. It’s perfect for adding a refreshing citrus flavor to your favorite vodka cocktails!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus vodka, lime infused vodka, lime vodka
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Infusion time: 5 days
Total Time: 5 days 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 104kcal


  • 6 medium limes (washed – see notes)
  • 2 cups vodka


  • Wash the jar with warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.
  • Slice 3 of the limes into wheels and cut the other 3 in wedges.
    6 medium limes
  • Place the cut limes in the jar.
  • Pour the vodka over the limes. Make sure to leave at least an inch to the top of the jar.
    2 cups vodka
  • Cap the jar and shake vigorously for 5 seconds.
  • Place in a cool, dark, dry place. I put mine in the refrigerator. Shake 2 times a day for 5 days total.
  • Place the sieve in the big bowl, line the sieve with the cheesecloth.
  • Carefully pour the contents of the jar into the sieve. Let the vodka totally from the limes.
  • Pour the lime vodka into a bottle or another clean jar. You can store the vodka in your bar. There is no need to refrigerate it unless you want to.
  • Enjoy
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Serving: 2ounces | Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 207mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 101IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. This would taste so much better than the artificial tasting stuff in the store. The perfect food gift for the season. The perfect vodka for parties.

  2. This infused vodka is such a brilliant idea! Now we can make a small batch when needed instead of running out to buy a whole bottle!

  3. This is such a great idea to make a homemade infused vodka! I need to make it ASAP and make some cocktails for the Christmas party 😉

  4. I am not usually a fan of straight up vodka so this is a great way to enjoy the vodka shots that my family likes to do during party time. I’ll have a batch of this on the side for me!

  5. This is an easy way to flavor up plain vodka – I especially like make it and then using in my cranberry vodka, rather than squeezing in a touch of lime at the end. Very flavorful!

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