Finally, dried lemons are a great way to use the remaining fruit after creating all your peel garnishes. If your goal is to create as little waste as possible, consider dehydrating your lemons before they start changing color and become slimy.
As well as other citrus garnishes, dried lemons can last for months and nowadays there are many dehydration and preservation methods that can be easily replicated at home. One of these methods is to turn on your oven as low as possible (this will be 200 degrees F for most ovens), cut your lemon into thin wheels, and place the wheels on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
This process will take about 24 hours to be completed, but we recommend checking in every few hours to make sure the wheels don’t over-dry. Follow these tips, and you’ll be on your way to adding a simple but delicious garnish in your next cocktail mix.