how long will fresh squeezed lemon juice last?
Go to the Dollarama store and buy a plastic ice cube tray like we all used to use before automatic ice makers were invented. Freeze your surplus lemon juice in cubes. When they are frozen, empty them into a plastic bag and keep them in the freezer until you need a little lemon juice.
I squeezed all four of my Meyer lemons less than 48 hours ago. The lemons were already more than a week in my fridge. The juice is good in tea as well as a lemonade (with Equal) today, however, a teaspoon test taste hinted a bit of metal. It was stored in a glass container with a plastic top.
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There is an abundance of recipes out there and they are all a little different as to how to make it (mostly on when to add sugar, time, and type of liquor). This is my 1st time making it but my brother wanted to do it as a project, so he can taste it when he visits next time. We are soaking the rinds of 12 organic unwaxed lemons (avoid the white pith part because that causes bitterness). Added them to 1 liter of Grey Goose vodka and waiting 2 weeks before adding the sugar (simple syrup) - 1 1/2 cups each of water and sugar. Wait again for at least a few weeks. That's our plan, but it's kind out an experiment and work-in-progress. I'll report back after tasting the finished product and comparing to storebought Limoncello.
Here are some of the many recipes below:
Maybe poster "The Rogue" will share his recipe with us?
I add some of the juice to the lemoncello as well. I think it ages and clarifies better.
The best way to keep the juice is freeze it in ice cube trays and then pop in a ziploc. Then it keeps for months and months. At one point last summer half my freezer was full of tasty pulpy lemon and lime juice cubes for instant aid in make ade.