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Offline Trisa

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Limoncello
« on: May 23, 2012, 05:42:32 PM »
Here it is! :) Be careful as it doesn't taste as alcoholic as it actually is!  ;) ;) ;D

(Be aware that I obviously use Greek lemons. They are often much bigger and juicier than those you buy in the UK! As a guide, the amount of juice plus vodka (before adding the sugar syrup) almost fills a 1litre Kilner jar 
Limoncello

18 fl. oz Vodka (I use the cheapest I can find in Lidl!)
5 unwaxed lemons
9 oz white granulated sugar

Wash lemons and dry them. Cut off zest with a potato peeler. Juice the lemons.

Add juice and lemon zest to the vodka in a sterile container that can be closed. Leave to macerate for 7 days. Shake once or twice a day. (The container, not you! ;))

Bring 13 fl.oz of water and the sugar to a simmer in a saucepan. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 5 minutes. Leave to cool.

Strain vodka into a large bowl. Discard the zest. Add the sugar syrup and mix.

*Filter the liquid through muslin, or a sieve lined with a single layer of kitchen paper.Pour into a bottle.

Seal and leave for one month before using.

Makes just over 1 litre.

Serve very well chilled.

Enjoy!


* I have found it easier to put a funnel directly into the top of a bottle, line it with a jelly bag (or the single thickness of kitchen paper) and pour the liquid into it. Let it drain slowly into the bottle, topping it up as and when you need to, watching that it doesn't overflow.

« Last Edit: May 23, 2012, 06:29:07 PM by Trisa »
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Re: Limoncello
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 06:06:13 PM »
Thanks Trisa, will give this a go ...
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Re: Limoncello
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 06:29:24 PM »
if you can get the special alcohol the Italians use it will be a lot cheaper too!

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Re: Limoncello
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 06:32:54 PM »
I think I recall you saying this somewhere else Jan. Was there a question on where you can buy it these days?
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Re: Limoncello
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 06:41:47 PM »
I'll check and get back to you, I bought some from Italy, but will find out what is available here.

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Re: Limoncello
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 09:17:57 PM »
That sounds lovely, thankyou, I may try it.

I have used the Lidl vodka with blackcurrants when I had a big crop. It worked very well.

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Re: Limoncello
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 08:10:06 PM »
Thanks trisa, off to get me lemons!!!!!!!! X
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