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Citrus Extracts -- Lemon Extract, Orange Extract, Lime Extract

Here is a simple and delicious process for making your own citrus extract from your favorite citrus fruit: lemon extract, orange extract, or lime extract.
Prep Time 10 mins
Resting time 16 hrs 40 mins
Total Time 10 mins


  • 3 oz alcohol high proof


  • Wash and dry your citrus fruit well.
  • Remove the outer peel of your lemons, oranges, or limes with a sharp pairing knife.
  • Place peel in a small, clean jar.
  • Add alcohol to jar until peel is covered.
  • Cover jar with lid and shake well.
  • Store in the pantry for several weeks, shaking occasionally.
  • Strain off and retain the liquid. That is your citrus extract.
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