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How to Make Lemon Extract

According to the Oxford Dictionary, extract is a preparation containing

 

 

 

the active ingredient of a substance in concentrated form.  It's that

 

 

 

simple and so is this recipe.  It's just 2 ingredients-lemons and vodka.

Use a sharp peeler with a light touch to avoid getting too much of the

 

 

white pith from the lemons.

I love the flip top bottles and jars, especially when doing things like this. 

 

 

One of my new favorites is the mini printer (shown above).  I can print one

 

 

label or several.  This works really well for doing things like my recipe for

 

 

Lemon Extract.  It connects to your phone so the designs are endless.

 

 

 

 

If you want to give our Simple Lemon Extract for a gift, it needs a minimum

 

 

 

of two months to process.  After straining into a decorative bottle, add a

 

 

 

piece or two of fresh zest in the bottle.

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Lemon zest ready to be used in our Simple Lemon Extract.
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Simple Lemon Extract

 

 

Ingredients

•  3 or 4 lemons

•  Vodka (high proof to get the best results

You will need a jar with a tight-fitting lid, non-corrosive, a zest peeler,

 

 

 

and a label with the starting date.

Instructions

1.  Wash and dry the lemons.

2. Using the peeler, remove the skin of the lemons in strips, removing

 

 

 

    only the colorful skin.  Try to avoiling the white pith underneath; it will

    add bitterness if there is too much.

 

3.  Fill you jar with the lemon strips(pack down if necessary)

4.  Pour in the vodka, making sure it covers the peels.  Add lid, seal, and

 

 

 

     label.

5.  Sit the jar aside in a cool, dark place.  I use an upper cabinet away

 

 

 

     from the stove.

6.  It will take up to 2 months for the alcohol to extract the lemon

 

 

     essence from the peels.  I like to shake it about twice a week to

 

 

 

     further the process.  After the time is up, check the extract for

 

 

 

     strength; not strong enough for you, leave it longer.  You can use it

 

 

 

     during this time, just pouring off what you need.

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best lemon extract, easy lemon extract, simple lemon extract

      

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