LIMONCELLO

Today I will complain about January yet another time and then I’ll try to stop myself every time I feel the urge, I promise. But what can you say about a month that makes your house so cold that you can’t drink Limoncello because it makes you shiver??!! I just ask…
I’m not a lover of liqueurs and such sweet stuff but there some sweet alcoholic “drinks” that I can’t resist and one of them is Limoncello. Ice cold and preferably drunk in the semi-darkness of a garden on a warm summer’s night, it is irresistible. Drinking it during the rest of year, helps to evoke summer when it seems to be a mirage and nothing more…
It is really simple to make and as lemons are sold all year round you have no excuse not to make it!


LIMONCELLO

11 ecologically grown lemons.
1000 ml/ 4,2 cups 95% alcohol, I have been trying to find out how much that is in proof but all I can say is that 100% alcohol is 200 proof.
1000 ml/4,2 cups water
700 g/24,7 oz sugar

– Wash the lemons carefully before you peel them with a potato peeler, avoid the white part as it has a bitter taste.
– Put the peels in a glass bowl and pour the alcohol over it. Stir and leave it to rest with the top of the bowl covered with a plate or something similar
– Let it rest for 5-6 days. Remember to shake the bowl or stir sometimes.
– Now it’s time to throw away the lemon peel.
– Boil water and sugar for 10 minutes. Let it cool.
– Mix the alcohol and the sugar water and filter it through a paper filter like those you use for making coffee or something like that. Anything that filters is ok actually.
– Pour it into clean, dry bottles and let them rest for a month before you drink it really chilled.




L