How to Make Homemade Lemon Extract

Brooke Newberry
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A little lemon extract freshens up baked goods and pancake recipes like a charm.  Also, try a adding a spot in homemade whipped cream, cocktails, and yogurts.

Lemon Extract

  • Peel of 3 lemons, all pitch removed
  • 1/2 cup vodka

Place lemon peel in jar.   Cover completely with vodka.

Seal and place in a cool, dark place in your kitchen.

Shake the jar every few days or so for the first week.

Leave it be for one month.

Strain the extract through a fine sieve and discard the solids. 

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