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May 28, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Limoncello at Home

created at: 05/03/2010

Limoncello is a sweet, lemon-flavored liqueur that originates from the southern regions of Italy. It's usually served chilled and straight up, as a lovely after dinner digestif. It has a strong lemon flavor, but contains none of the sourness associated with lemons, since its made by infusing the peel of the lemon, rather than the juice.

created at: 05/28/2010

And SiNCE its merely lemon peel infused into high proof alcohol, it means you can make it at home! In bulk! It only takes three ingredients - lemon peels, sugar, and grain alcohol, and about three months.  

created at: 05/28/2010

I've been using variations on this basic recipe from Limoncello Quest, and its a great place to start. There are heaps of online tutorials, including this very thorough one from Instructables.

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I began a couple of years ago making my own Limoncello and then continued to adjust the recipe to making all sorts of fruity liqueurs. Some were great  (Blackberry) and some were not so great (Tomato).

 

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