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It is great. IMO, there is no need to wait 40 odd days for the lemons to give off all of their flavor. I was taught thatyou just left them in with the everclear until all of the color was gone from the skins. Family recipes vary greatly. I do not believe that organic makes a huge difference, but the freshness of the lemons is paramount. The lemon skins lose their oil quickly, andn supermarkets keep them on the shelves for a long time. I use the ones from our garden and they go from the tree to the mason jar in about half an hour. The difference is huge. Enjoy yours. We also make it with strawberries. It is even better tasting and smelling, but not nearly as refreshing.