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An at home recipe for lemon extract.
This is an impossibly simple way to make extract at home. You can use this in baked goods, hard candies and even drink recipes.

Posted by MagicalGirlMaya from Dallas, Texas, United States • Published See MagicalGirlMaya's 206 projects »
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  • How to make an extract. Lemon Extract  - Step 1
    Step 1

    The ingredients.

  • How to make an extract. Lemon Extract  - Step 2
    Step 2

    I soaked my corks for a bit to, hopefully, keep them from cracking in the bottles.

  • How to make an extract. Lemon Extract  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Zest your lemon, then siphon the zest into your container. This is where I used the funnel because my jars were so tiny.

  • How to make an extract. Lemon Extract  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Measure out a 1/2 Cup of Vodka. It doesn't have to be top shelf but you don't want it to give your extract any off flavors and you really don't want a lemon extract that tastes like kerosene and bad memories, if you know what I mean.

  • How to make an extract. Lemon Extract  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then just funnel in your vodka on top of your lemon zest.

  • How to make an extract. Lemon Extract  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Then shake it up and leave to sit for 5-6 weeks before using, giving it a good shake every few days or so. Yes, it's a long time to wait but it's worth it!

    Congratulations! You've made lemon extract!

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