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Anybody make Limoncello.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Kkille1LSU, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Kkille1LSU

    Kkille1LSU

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    All this HC reform is making me thirsty.
    I was wondering if anyone makes their own limocello.
    I am on my second batch. The first was great right after I diluted it with sugar water, but after mellowing for 6 months became to sweet. Anybody have recipes? I was thinking of adding fresh vanilla to half of this batch.
     
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    Blend in tall glass:
    8oz. Country Time lemonade
    2oz. vodka.

    enjoy!
     

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    I like lemon jello.
     
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    yep....everclear , lemon rinds , water ,sugar...and few weeks.
     
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    My boss gave me some. A relative of hers made it with Everclear. :wavey: :wiggle: :drunk:

    I've never made any but want to try. If you have recipes, I'd love to see them.
     
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    I have gotten them from online. I am going to throw up a few pics and the recipe I am going to use.
     
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    With all the oranges down here in Florida, I make arancello....substitute 10 oranges...do not use the white pith...just the rind.
     
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    Down here we have satsumas. I used the rinds then cut them up and dropped them in. Ever done that with oranges? I did not care for it and I couldn't decide if it was because the satsumas' rinds did not produce enough oil or if it was to bitter b/c of piths.

    And, How much sugar do you usually use. I used 5 cups for 1 bottle everclear and 1 bottle of vodka. It was to sweet for me. Thinking about dropping it to 4 cups with 2 bottles of everclear
     
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    We made two bottles of limoncello using vodka over the holidays. Very good but all gone now. It's a nice sipping liqueur, time to make some more.
     
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    I'm a woman so I use Splenda :tongueout:

    If I'm making lemoncello I use Ketel One Citroen - it has a bite that takes the syrupy sweetness out of the equation.

    If the satsumas have a thick rind then the pith might be the problem....bitter oils, etc. I am going to try clementines next! If you want to experiment, you can flavor Vodka with anything from vanilla beans to hot chili pepppers...ginger and pineapple, etc. but that's a whole other thread.
     
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    What I used:

    20 lemons
    2 bottles Everclear
    4 cups sugar
    4 cups water
    1 Giant Mason jar
    3 Lemonade bottles (from World Market)

    Used a zester to zest 20 lemons making POSITIVELY sure I did not get any white pith. Got pith on my first batch and I could clearly taste the bitterness.


    Added lemon zest and one bottle of Everclear to giant Mason jar and let sit in a cool dark area for over a month. Shaking jar every few days.
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    When rinds are whitish and flaky, the process is most likely done.
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    I strained Everclear and rinds through a coffee micro filter then through a regular coffee filter inside the micro filter.
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    I made the simple syrup on the stage with 4cups sugar 4 cups water. I had tried 5 cups last batch and once it mellowed became very sweet, but still good. User's preference.
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    I allowed the syrup to cool then added it to the original Everclear AND another bottle of Everclear. It is in a pot because I had nothing big enough to fit it all. DO NOT heat the alcohol mixture.
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    After mixing the alcohol and syrup together I began to bottle them in the lemonade bottles. I ended up having more than three bottle so the extra went into leftover limoncello.
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    This is a picture of Jello Shots for St. Patty parade last Saturday. I was impressed with myself.
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    Splenda-yuck :supergrin:

    Just to let you clementines and satsuma are very similar so don't try my method!

    I had a friend say he had limocello with vanilla bean. I may add that to one bottle and let it mellow.
     
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    Also, I am allowing the bottles to mellow for an additional month to allow the sugar and lemon oil to "mingle"
     
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    It will taste like cake or pie filling...lemon curd. It's good...ice cold. Try mint too.
     
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    I had some of this when i was in Italy a few summers ago, and didnt know exactly what it was, but loved it!

    Ill have to try to make some!
     
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    I may do exactly that. I have a total of 4 bottles. One for me. One for my aunt. I'll do mint and vanilla bean for the other two. Thanks.
     
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