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Topic: Limoncello-- Refreshing Summer Drink  (Read 1089 times)
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« on: May 12, 2006 08:25:23 PM »

So, I was thinking that summer is right around the corner and I'm gonna need a drink. I got a sun tea jug (2 gallons) with a spigot, glass, at Target for $20, but I bet I could have found one at a thrift store or just used plastic.  Or a huge pickle jar.  I was thinking I could use it to make sangria, but I decided I wanted something different.  I decided to make limoncello, which is popular in Italy.


1500 ML Vodka (cheap stuff is fine)
15 lemons
3 cups sugar
1 qt water

I dumped the vodka into the jug first.  Using a vegetable peeler, I took long strips of just the zest off of the lemon and dropped it straight into the vodka.  Then I put a strainer over the top of the jar to catch seeds and juiced all of the lemons into the vodka and zest.  After the lemons were juiced, I made a simple syrup by heating the water up to a boil and stirring in the sugar until it dissolved.  Then I added the hot syrup to the jar to bring out more of the oils from the lemon zest.  Traditionally, you let the mixture sit for a month or so before drinking, but I have poor impulse control.  I just had a healthy jigger of it mixed into a half a can of club soda and it was GOOD.  It's also good in ginger ale or lemonade.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. . .
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2006 09:10:13 PM »

Sounds YUM! I think I will make this this summer Wink Thanks!
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2006 09:58:52 PM »

This is a rather different recipe than traditional limoncello- which isn't bad- just different!  Wink

Your style reminds me more of a large recipe for a lemon drop.

Traditional limoncello is the zest of lemons and a lime in vodka till the zest loses its color.  The this is combined with simple syrup.  Juice isn't added.

Adding to club soda sound excellent- esp with a dash of raspberry syrup!

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2006 05:07:59 AM »

Interesting.  I suspect the recipe I got was inspired by a cheapskate who didn't know what to do with all the juice!  My zest is not noticeably paler after a week.  I wonder if I preserved the color with all the acid from the juice.  I dunno if I'd like a lime's zest added since I personally find it very bitter.  Sadly, my Target jug leaked and I had a sticky mess with FRUIT FLIES on my counter.  I transferred the still considerable quantity of limonqualcosa (that's lemon-something) into the second pitcher for my Mr. Iced Tea maker that my mom gave me which I pretty much only use for parties.   

It seemed like a good idea at the time. . .
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