Peel and trim 1 cup of garlic, be sure your garlic is fresh with no green stems. Use a dry measuring cup to measure the peeled garlic. Top the 1 cup of garlic with water until filled to the top.
Place garlic cloves and water in food processor, process for 1-2 minutes until mixture is puree like consistency. In my opinion, a food processor is best for this recipe.
With food processor running, very slowly begin to stream your oil. As you stream the oil, your mixture should begin to thicken into a mayonnaise consistency.
Once you finish pouring the oil, add the sea salt and a fresh lemon juice. If your mixture is still running, continue to run the food processor and a big more lemon juice. And if that fails, use a whisk and whisk it by hand, that should help to thicken it.