Bonnie is at it again, and this time she's making lemon extract, in addition to the coffee extract and orange extract that she has already shared with us. You can see Bonnie's posts and progress in our private Facebook group, Making Vanilla Extract by VanillaPura.
In Bonnie's pictures and in her own words, here is how she makes her own, homemade lemon extract:
Simply take the peels from 11 lemons. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the rinds for the cleanest cut.
I use a mason jar with a wide mouth for easy access that also allows me to use a glass weight (pictured below) to press the lemon rinds down to keep them submerged in the alcohol.
Once the peels are ready, I place them in the jar with the glass weight on top. Then I add to 8 ounces of Blue Steel Vodka.
Leave the lemon rinds in the vodka for one month, then remove from the mason jar and pour into a more decorative jar for everyday use.