Combine vodka, syrup, peppermint extract and vanilla extract in a (4 cup) jar. Add food coloring for the desired shade of bright green. Close jar tightly. Store for 1 week before using.
Yield: 1-1/2 Pints.
*** Use paring knife to pare zest of the lemon. Blot on paper towel or napkin to remove oil. Combine sugar, peel and water in a large saucepan. Heat to boil while stirring often. Lower heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Strain into glass container. Cool to room temperature before preparing liqueurs.
Yield: 3-3/4 Cups or Enough for 3 Batches.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana