Wednesday, January 27, 2010

When Life gives you Lemons......

Well............ya'll know that I make Limoncello!

My friend Steve brought me a bag full of lemons

So I got out my potato peeler and peeled all of the
zest off of the outside of the lemons trying really
really hard not to get any of the white pith.
The pith can make the end product bitter.

After I get all of the peeling off of the lemons
then I put them in a very clean glass jar
and give them a vodka bath!
Sometimes I use 1/2 vodka and 1/2 Everclear.
This makes the end result just abit stronger.

This vodka bath will last for 1-2 months.
At that point I make up a simple syrup
with about 6 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar
and mix it with the very lemony vodka in a larger glass jar.
This will sit for another 2-4 weeks.

Sometimes it is hard to wait, but the longer you let
it set the better it is!

To make the limoncello all I really need it the lemon peel,
but I surely can't waste all those lemons, so I juice all of
the lemons and make LEMONADE!
ta ta for now.


  1. I have a big bottle of vodka that somebody gave me for Christmas and I'm going to pick the lemons off my tree if there are any (I have not looked). Yummmy stuff!

  2. You're gonna love it Carole.
    You will need 20-25 lemons.

  3. Oh, that's too funny! I'll bet you were the one talking to my hair stylist a few weeks ago...she started telling me about this great client who came in and shared a recipe for hard lemonade. It sounded just like yours, and it's a good thing, because she couldn't remember how to make it. I'll have to share this one, just in case anyone needs some for the weekend:) Happy Friday to you!