Originally Posted by GA Home Cook
please share the complete recipe (so I don't have to do the math :))
You'll have to multiply by how many bottles of alcohol/lemons you want to buy. Also, you may want to adjust sugar depending on how sweet (or not) you like it.
one 750 ml bottle of grain alcohol
2 pounds lemons
3 cups sugar
2-1/2 cups water
Zest the lemons into a glass container with the grain alcohol. Don't zest into dry container, they zest will dry out quickly. The lemons should still be tinged slightly yellow, you DO NOT want any of the white part. Let the mixture sit for at least a week, mixing/swirling occasionally.
When you are ready to bottle, mix sugar and water together and bring to a rolling boil for 2-3 minutes. You want it to get really hot and boil hard. Let the syrup cool.
Strain the grain alcohol thru a lined sieve. Dampen a single-ply paper towel/coffee filter/cheesecloth and wring out to line the sieve. If it's already damp, the filter material won't soak up the alcohol as much. Let it sit for a while to drain. Do NOT push down and squeeze the last little bit out, makes it bitter.
Once the alcohol is strained and the syrup is cool, mix together and bottle. The mixture should make 2 bottles plus a little more. Let it sit for at least another week, then place in freezer overnight before serving.