Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Last week Robb and I decided to make Limoncello. It's one of our favorite after dinner drinks and surprisingly easy to make.

All you need is:

1 lit
er of Everclear alcohol
10 medium to large lemons
1 1/2 liters of water (6 1/3 cups)
3 lbs. of sugar (6 1/2 cups)
From there, you use a potato peeler and take all the lemon rinds off so there is no white pith on the peel. Place the rind peelings in a large container with the Everclear. Cover the container and let it sit for 7 days.
After a day the peels turn the alcohol a great yellow color. (see pix)

On day eight strain the peels and discard.
Next, mak
e the simple syrup in a large saucepan. Combine the water and sugar and let it simmer "fast" for 15 minutes. Then let simple syrup cool to room temperature. Finally add it to alcohol!

Just put it in the freezer over night and it's ready to drink by the next day! It's oh so yummy.

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