Yesterday, I made a batch of lemon extract in my attempt to use as much of the lemons as I can. This was super easy, the hardest part was getting up the courage to go into the local liquor store. I did take the “clergy” hanging sign off my rear view mirror, you know, just in case.
To make lemon extract
Zest the rind of 3-5 lemons making sure not to get the pith – which is the white bitter part.
Put in a a mason jar and add a cup and a half of vodka.
Put it in a brown paper bag and put it in the pantry.
Try to shake it each day for a month. It should be ready after a month but the longer it sits, the stronger it gets.
When it’s as strong as you want, strain out the zest and store the extract in a bottle…preferably a dark bottle.