Saturday, December 13, 2008

L is for Limoncello, Part 2

Well, because I am impatient, the recipe I picked had me soaking the peel for only 7 days, then adding the simple syrup.

I soaked the peels for about 10 days (ooh, the patience)--the vodka was truly yellow. I am thinking it MUST taste of lemon. So today, I went for the alchemy part--where it would turn that milky yellow color of limoncello.

This is so easy it's criminal. BUT. Mine didn't turn milky. What?! Why?
The only thing I can think is that the recipe used Everclear (the nice name for grain alcohol) and I used the vodka...It tastes great, so I may pass out a bottle or two this Christmas. But I also plan to go get Everclear and make another batch. Just because I want that cloudy look.



Bungalow Barbara said...

Try putting it in the freezer for a little while. If there's enough alcohol in the mixture, it won't actually freeze, but it may get cloudy.

By the way, I read a "vodka tasting" in Cook's Illustrated. They said that if you buy inexpensive vodka, then pass it through one of those charcoal water filters about 3 times (Britta filter is the kind I have), then you end up removing with a better, purer vodka!

Better rinse out that filter really well before you use it for water again, though. ;)

My Chutney Garden said...

I'm going to try this. You just might inspire me to start cooking again.
And I am no longer so afraid of the new camera so will start blogging again.