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Homemade lemon extract

homemade lemon extract recipe

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It’s easy to make homemade lemon extract using just lemons and vodka.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 16 servings/tablespoons
Calories 33
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 1 cup vodka good-quality
  • 7 - 8 lemons zest of lemons no pith


  • Place vodka and fruit peels in a clean glass jar or bottle with a tight fitting lid.
  • Seal tightly and store in a cool, dark place for 8–10 weeks.
  • Strain to remove peels and bottle the extract.


Shake the container once a day for the first month to get the most flavor from your lemon extract!


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 0.03g | Fat: 0.01g | Saturated Fat: 0.001g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g