Thursday, November 22, 2012

Limoncello - Looking good- and a slight change

Lets finish off the Limoncello...and yes, I have modified the process a tiny bit.

Make the sugar syrup. I used a litre of water, 1kg of white sugar and the juice of 5 lemons.

Boil the syrup for about 5 minutes then let simmer for a few minutes until it thickens just a bit. Allow it to cool completely. In fact it would be good to put it in the fridge overnight.

Combine the lemon zest/vodka mix with the syrup in a large container and seal.

Place it in the back of a cupboard and let it stay there for the next 30 days.

The waiting is the worst bit.

The final process:  Now I know I said you only let this stand for another day before straining and putting the mix into bottles...but I'm changing it a bit. Let the entire mix stay in the container in the back of the cupboard for a month to let the flavour intensify.

Time now to drain the Limoncello into sterilised bottles. Use a funnel lined with cheesecloth to make sure you remove all the zest

Seal the bottles, put them in a dark place or fridge and let sit for a few days until ready to drink....on Christmas Day!! The night before Christmas, put the bottle in the fridge so it's nice and chilled for the big day

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