Cooking with Lucas
Bread, Focaccia and Pizza
9 Organic Lemons (This is a must)
4 cups Grain Alcohol (You can use vodka or grappa)
6 cups of water
3 1/2 of white sugar
1x Big Jar with sealed tap
Peel 9 organic lemons. Make sure you only peel the skin without getting the white part of the lemon.
Place the lemon skins in a big jar and add grain (pure) alcohol. Seal the jar and let it infuse for approx 30 days.
The lemons need to soak in this liquid for 30 days in order for the Limoncello to be bold yellow in colour and full of flavour.
Step Two (After 30 days)
Bring water to a boil and add sugar.
When the water cools add the marinated yellow alcohol to the water using a strainer so the lemon skins don’t go into the limoncello.
Put a glass of water into the jar, mix it around and add it to the mix. This will get the most flavour out of the lemon mix for the limoncello to be full of bold flavour.
Now mix the limoncello really well for a couple of minutes.
Fill up empty glass bottles with the limoncello.
Put one bottle of limoncello in the fridge and store the other ones in a dry cool place.
How to Serve it:
Serve the Limoncello in small glasses. Some Italians enjoy to drink it in a cold glass. To do this, place the glass in the freezer for about 20minutes before you drink the limoncello.
You can use the same process to make other liquors like (Cherries, Strawberries, Orange, Mandarin, Kiwi, Infused herbs etc etc).
January 22, 2013
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