Saturday, August 16, 2008

Not Knitting with Lemons . . . .

First, start with a pile of lovely lemons

then peel them all, but save the peels

takes a lot of wrist strength

peels go in a jar with a tight seal

then you add vodka (or grain alcohol)

cover peels completely and store in a safe place.

Then squeeze the lemons and make lemonade!

The actual recipe is 16 (or more - I use lots more) lemons two two half gallon jugs of vodka. What you don't see in these shots is that the jar with the peels gets completely filled with vodka. You also don't see that there are two more jars like that and when they are done, they are about half full of lemon peels. The vodka will quickly start to turn yellow. The vodka with lemon peels needs to sit for at least a week and as long as several weeks. When it's been sitting that long, I add a simple syrup made from 3 cups of water and 2 1/2 cups of sugar to the strained vodka. Then bottle up your limoncella and chill it in the freezer before drinking.

It's very yummny!! Careful tho - A little goes a looonnnnggggg way!

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