|Beautiful bottles of limoncello|
So it is time to zest the lemons.......
|The beginnings of limoncello|
1 Bottle (750 ml) of Vodka
Carefully zest the lemons and orange.
Place the zest in a one quart mason jar.
|Lots of zest|
Pour the vodka into the mason jar (and over the zester to get the last bits of zest). Store in a dark cool place for 2-3 weeks shaking the jar every couple of days.
|Vodka plus zest|
|The vodka after two weeks|
Did I mention my dad loves lemons? One of the comments to a previous limoncello recommended adding lemon juice to the simple syrup (thanks for the idea)! I thought that was a great idea so here it goes.
5 Cups (1.18 L) of Water
4 Cups (800 g) of Sugar
1 Cup (240 ml) of Lemon Juice, Strained
In a medium saucepan heat the water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Let the simple syrup cool completely. Add the lemon juice.
|Adding the strained lemon juice|
Strain the vodka (discard the zest) and add the lemon simple syrup. Pour into sterilized bottles.
The bottom line: will I make this again? Yes. It was fantastic; it had a wonderful lemony flavor. It had more lemon flavor than most limoncellos. It still has a bit of the limoncello bite but not as much as one made with Everclear. It is so drinkable like a cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Did dad like it? Yes he did. Guess what he will be getting for Christmas next year?