Fresh Lemon Sherbet Recipe

Makes two quarts

4-6 large lemons (enough for 1/2 cup of zest and 1 cup of juice)
2 1/2 cups of sugar
4 cups of water
2 egg whites, beaten into foam with 1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup iced aquavit (2 hr.. in freezer)

Pulverize zest with 1 cup of the sugar in food processor for 2 minutes, then add 1 1/2 cups of the water and pulverize for 2 minutes or more. In pan, combine zest with remaining sugar, bring to simmer and swirl pan until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Add juice and remaining water, and chill. Whisk in egg whites and freeze according to instructions.

Pour a big spoonful of iced aquavit over each serving. Serve with candied citrus peel.