Sunday, July 9, 2017

Limoncello by Me!


Yup! I made limoncello.  Not just say I'm going to make it like I have the past 13 years.

It tastes pretty good, too. The Husband said, "Whoa!" on the first day of tasting. Potent. Today, the fourth day, he said, "It has mellowed." Yup. Still potent, but now the lemony taste is coming through.

I chose Giada de Laurentiis' limoncello recipe because it didn't require months of waiting for the solution to do it's thing in a closet before we can drink it. Yup. Instant gratification.

Of course I modified the recipe as I went along. I pared lemon peels from 15 lemons and added lemon juice to the sugar syrup. I waited six days to decant the liqueur because I didn't have any bottles and jars. The recipe says that it's good in the refrigerator for a month, but I think it can last longer. After all I used the Costco brand of vodka, which is 60 proof. Yeah, dragon fire. But, remember, it's a mellow fire. Giggle.

I'm linking up with All Seasons, a weekly meme hosted by Jesh at JeshStG Artwork. Click here to check out the other participants. Thank you, Jesh.





16 comments:

  1. Dragon Fire?
    Lemon Dragon Fire?

    wowzer

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  2. I first discovered Limoncello in Italy in the late 1990s. Back then it wasn't heard of in this country so when I went on holiday every year I would bring some back. The cream version is divine, still has the kick but much smoother - that will only last about a month in the refrigerator but the version you made will last much longer. Keep it away from your cell phone though - my son once spilt some on his and it totally ruined it! lol

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    1. Hahaha. I don't think I'll have any problem with the cell phone, but maybe the keyboard. Haven't heard about a cream version. Must go Google that.

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  3. Never heard of it :) ... looks delicious though :D

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    1. If you like lemons, I think you might like it.

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  4. Wow, you even make it sound potent!You are so humorous in your descriptions:) Thanking you for All Seasons...!
    Serendipitous, hubby yesterday made his first juice (he has never done that) - watermelon, lemon, and pomegranate )supposed to increase energy!

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    1. Potently delightful, Jesh! Your hubby's juice drink sounds amazing. Lemon, parsley, and cucumber is a great awakener, too. The husband said this would wake him up if there was no coffee.

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  5. You are creative - I'm not familiar with the liqueur but I love your fun post.

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  6. Sounds delicious. Very good composition of the photo. I like it very much.

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  7. This sounds like it can give an invisible kick after you stand up:)

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  8. Sounds wonderfully refreshing for a dragon fire! Enjoy :)

    -Soma

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)