For batch #5, I forgot to filter the liquor so I know this will be on the rough side. I consider it almost a wasted batch if I don’t filter the liquor because the flavor is so much harsher than filtered batches. The color is on the darker side as my batches go, closer to some mass-produced versions I’ve seen. The flavor is first very sweet and lemony but quickly turns to the unfiltered Everclear punch that contorts your face. Since I’ve discovered the difference in smoothness due to filtering it’s almost unforgivably rough tasting. Unless I forget I’ll never use unfiltered Everclear again and this is a lesson that should help.
Liquor: Two 750ml bottles of Everclear 151
Liquor filtration: None
Lemons: 17 Non-organic, waxed and scrubbed
Days peels and liquor rested: 66
Simple Syrup – Cups Sugar: 4, Cups Water: 5
Days syrup rested with infusion: 30
Final filtration: 4x