How to enjoy Lemon Liquor:
Go to the store and buy it.
Have a landlady, a lemon tree, and a sense of adventure.
Oh, and a DIY fruit liquor kit also helps a great deal.
The jar comes filled with “white liquor.” I don’t know; I didn’t ask. But according to one recipe I read, any clear alcohol will do. That author prefers grain alcohol to vodka, but accepts vodka as the easiest option.
The lemons come from our landlady’s garden. I know they look a little orange today, but they were quite yellow last week. And from the aroma no washing can remove from my fingers, I can vouch they are, indeed, lemons rather than oranges.
Into the jar of white liquor goes the peel and the cut-up lemons.
And then we wait.
At one point we were waiting for our landlady’s husband to come back with the sugar. After that, it’s put into a corner where I will forget about it for a week, and then a month, and then possibly even another month. If it goes well, I can make anything into “Seasonal Fruit Liquor.” Even avocado, according to the Japanese website, but I think I’ll stick to lemons for now.