Seems like there is some alcoholic Eyetalians who hang out on here. Thought they might like this. Nice fella on another forum provided it. His name is Ratfinger I think. Before piddling with it wash and scrub the lemons real good with hot water Dawn and a bristle brush to get off the wax. Unless you get organic lemons. No need for it them perhaps.
10 Lemons - peel the lemons, peels only no pith
Peel the pith (white stuff) off the lemons
quarter the lemons in a pot of 1 1/2 qt water
cook for 15 - 20 min & add enough sugar or artificial sweetener to make the mix slightly sweet. Use a potato masher, etc to mash the lemons
filter the mix to get only juice
mix with equal parts 40%-50% abv (that be 80-100 proof hooch..vodky or whatever you like)
add the lemon peel & put into the fridge
after a week remove the peel (gives it the oils & some bitterness)
this will slightly thicken in the fridge so let it warm on the counter, mix up & serve
I find this very pleasing
works the same with oranges, grapefruit, etc.
Be sure to source American citrus, who knows what goes on foreign cirtus
Meyers lemons makes an interesting lemoncello