Here is the easiest way to make a lemon flavored liqueur.
1 cup lemon juice
zest of one lemon making sure not to get the pith
1 cup sugar
1 cup or more cretan tsikoudia or pure alcohol or 100-proof vodka
Add the sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest to a jar and stir well until the sugar dissolves.
Leave the mixture for 12 hours.
Strain out the lemon zest and add the raki (or alcohol or vodka).
Stir again, transfer to a bottle and store in the refrigerator.
It’s a very refreshing and cooling drink.