Homemade Citrus Infused Vodka for JamieOliver.com

It’s all going on! As Easter approaches, I’m happily marking the one-year milestone of writing a weekly blog for JamieOliver.com. My very first post was published just before Easter last year and focused on the Italian dish of lasagne as an alternative to a traditional Easter Sunday lunch, with a second Easter post focusing on the perfect roast. Since then, I’ve been able to settle into my ‘home-from-home’ writing about a whole host of foodie topics, which have included ideas for cooking with kids, as well as themed round-ups and highlights of some of my favourite hand-picked recipes from Jamie’s site. I’m marking my second year by taking a slightly new direction – my blog posts will now often feature some of my own exclusive recipes and photos. There are always plenty of exciting things going on at Jamie HQ. Most recently, the team marked the launch of a brand new site dedicated to all things drinkable Drinks Tube and so in my latest post, I’ve joined the party by contributing an exclusive recipe for a homemade citrus infused vodka – based on my Polish favourite Cytrynówka. I hope you’ll be able to pop over and read some of the posts over in the News and Blogs section of the JamieOliver.com site in the weeks (and hopefully) months to come!

Citrus-Infused Vodka - Cytrynówka for JamieOliver.Com

Citrus-Infused Vodka – Cytrynówka for JamieOliver.Com

I’d love to say a big thank you to Jim Tanfield for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the team and for guiding me editorially throughout the year. A second shout-out goes to Merlin Jobst, as well as to my fellow bloggers, who are all brilliantly placed to share some of the coolest content on the web.

Get the recipe here –

You can find my recipe for Homemade Citrus Infused Vodka and follow the rest of my posts here on JamieOliver.com

Ren Behan is a freelance contributor to JamieOliver.Com

Citrus-Infused Vodka

Other infusions/cocktails you may enjoy –

Pomegranate and Vanilla Vodka

Rumtopf or Rum Pot

Ren’s Gin and Rhubarb Fizz

What’s your favourite cocktail or sunshine tipple?



  1. says

    Congratulations on your anniversary. When coming to vodka cocktail vodka will taste good with citrus flavor. I always have my favorite Anestasia Vodka with different citrus flavors like lime, orange and grape.

  2. says

    Well done on your success over on Jamie Oliver’s site… richly deserved. Loving this vodka recipe, looks pretty achievable and highly drinkable!!!

    • Ren Behan says

      Thanks Katie, it’s been a really exciting year for food writing – loving following your progress, too xxx

  3. says

    It’s been an absolute pleasure, you’re an inspiration and a class blogger Ren and we look forward to making this an even more scrumptious year with your help. All the best, Jim

    • Ren Behan says

      Aah thanks Jim, So lovely of you to leave a comment :-)) I’ve loved writing for the site, lots of highlights throughout the year and an absolute privilege. I too look forward to lots more!

    • Ren Behan says

      Thank you Sylvia, lots of Polish table cloths here :-)) And Polish vodka to go on it!

  4. says

    Congratulations on your first year Jamie-versary! It must be quite an effort to not only blog for other sites in such a professional manner but to keep up your own TWO personal blogs and have a family life. Are you in fact Superwoman? We should be told 😉

    • Ren Behan says

      Thank you Kellie! ‘Jamie-versary’ :-) Some would call it prolific! The Polish blog is also about to make a resurgence after a little break. Hope you have a lovey Easter and thank you for stopping in x

  5. says

    I LOVE infused vodka Ren and I always make some spiced ones at Christmas! However, your wonderful citrus infused vodka is JUST perfect for spring and an Easter tipple, and such lovely photos too. Karen

    • Ren Behan says

      Thank you Karen – yes it’s a nice stop-gap before all the summer fruits kick in – then the cherry vodkas and plum vodkas can make an appearance :-)

  6. says

    I love infusions and like anything with lemon so a little bottle of this could be starring in my kitchen soon. Congratulations Ren – you deserve all your success. Say hi to Merlin and team – the evening at Fifteen was one of the foodie highlights of last year.

    • Ren Behan says

      Hi Sally, thank you so much. I did say Ho to Merlin, such a nice chap. I agree, the supper club at Fifteen was super enjoyable and I got to me Gennaro too at the next one. Fingers crossed for another event soon!

  7. says

    I can’t believe that has been a year already, but I bet it’s been a buy one. Well done on having your own recipes featured on Jamie Oliver, that’s great news.

    • Ren Behan says

      Thank you so Mardi and for all your encouraging comments over on the JO blog and for trying the Easy Flatbreads!