Lime vodka, as the name suggests, is vodka with lime flavour. It is consumed on its own or as an ingredient in mixed drinks. It is available in different premium vodka brands like Finlandia and Hangar One.
Lime vodka is a preferred flavour for mixed drinks and cocktails, and there are many different types of lime vodka recipes.
Making Lime Vodka
Lime vodka can also be prepared at home with limes and vodka. It takes 3 to 5 days to prepare.
Lime: Lime is a fruit which is round in appearance, and green to yellow in colour. It contains sour and acidic pulp inside. It is rich in vitamin C, and its juice is used to prepare various foods and beverages. It is smaller than the fruit ‘lemon’.
Vodka: Vodka is a clear spirit mostly made from grain, but can also be made from other starches such as potatoes, corn and beets. Vodkas are usually flavoured with essences of fruits, or spices such as pepper.
Method of Preparation
Limes are first rinsed well. They are peeled and sliced to increase surface area for infusing, and seeds are completely removed. The lime slices are taken in a jar. The jar is filled with vodka, and sealed. The mixture is allowed to sit for a couple of days. After this the vodka is strained, and the lime vodka thus obtained is ready to serve, or for use in various lime vodka recipes.
Other Flavoured Vodkas
Besides lime, vodka is available in other fruit flavours like blueberry, cranberry, mango, orange, peach, pear, raspberry, strawberry, pomegranate, vanilla, watermelon and white grape.
Nutritional Facts about Lime Vodka
Lime has a large number of widely known health benefits like weight loss, good digestion, skin care, relief from constipation and eye care. It is used in the treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gums, gout, urinary disorders, etc.Vodka is considered good for the heart and in certain cancers, as well as diabetes, arthritis, enlarged prostate, dementia, etc. However, excess consumption of vodka can be harmful to health, and also addictive. Lime vodka, along with different lime vodka recipes, combines the benefits of both Lime and Vodka.