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Homemade Lemon Extract

Resting Time42 d
Total Time42 d
Keyword: extract, homemade extract, lemon extract


  • peeler
  • knife
  • jar and lid


  • 2 pounds lemons washed and peeled
  • 3 cups unflavored vodka 80 or 100-proof 


  • Peel your lemons by removing the yellow skin. Avoide including the white portion of skin below known as the pith.
  • Place your lemon peels into a jar
  • Fill the jar 2/3 of the way full with your lemon peels
  • Pour in about two to three cups of unflavored vodka, or enough to fully cover your lemon peels
  • Secure the lid, and place the jar in a cool, dark location
  • Allow it to sit for four to six weeks, shaking it once a week
  • After the four to six weeks have passed, remove the skin and place liquid into a fresh jar
  • Use your fresh lemon extract as desired