*  Exported from  Key Home Gourmet  *
                               Lemon Liqueur
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cordials
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      Lg            Lemons
                         Water -- As needed
    2      C             Sugar
    2      C             Vodka
 Thinly peel zest strips from the lemons. Don NOT include the whiter inner 
 peal. Place the zest strips into a medium sauce pan. Cut the lemons in 
 half and squeee juice into a measuring cup; remove any seeds. Measure 
 juice and add enouch water to make 1 cup. Pour lemon juice into sauce pan 
 with zest, add sugar and stir. Bring mixture to a biol, stirring 
 frequently. When it reaches a boil reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
 Remove from heat and cool. Pour lemon mixture into an aging container, add 
 vodka and stir. Cap and age for 4 weeks in a cool dark place. After 
 initial aging, pour through a metal strainer into a bowl to remove zest. 
 Zest may be used for cooking if desired. Pour liqueur back into cleaned 
 aging container for an additional month of aging.
 When completed with aging, strain liqueur through a fine cloth, such as 
 muslin, which is placed over a large bowl. Repeat as needed. A cloudy 
 layer may form on top after several srtainings. The cloudy portion may be 
 poured off and reserved for cooking if desired. Bottle and cap as desired.
 Liqueur is now ready to be used in cooking, but is prefered for drinking 
 after 3 or more months aging. Lequeur will be ready for drinking in 3 to 5 
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