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Old 08-08-2013, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Someone gave me a bottle of Limoncello.... never having had it before I tried a little on the rocks. It is awful.

is there some way it is supposed to be served so it tastes good?

thanks
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I know it is supposed to be served chilled, but I found this online for you:

Mixed Drink Recipes Containing Limoncello | LimoncelloQuest

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Old 08-08-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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This easy cocktail sounds good too.

My Perfect 3-Ingredient Summer Drink: Limoncello Gin Cocktail The 10-Minute Happy Hour | The Kitchn

I recently bought a bottle of Limoncello at Trader Joes. My father likes the stuff so I thought I'd give it a whirl. It's definitely tastes a lot better ice cold. I actually store mine in the freezer. It's decent stuff straight up and ice cold but I think it might be better in a cocktail. It's also very versatile in cooking. I know you can use it in or on ice cream, cakes and many deserts in general too.

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Old 08-08-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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Keep it in the freezer and serve it in a chilled glass, no more than a finger width. It's supposed to be strong, and you're not supposed to drink a glass of it. It's a digestif, meant to get the ol' stomach acids working on a meal, not something you quaff or use to party.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:30 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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This easy cocktail sounds good too.

My Perfect 3-Ingredient Summer Drink: Limoncello Gin Cocktail The 10-Minute Happy Hour | The Kitchn

I recently bought a bottle of Limoncello at Trader Joes. My father likes the stuff so I thought I'd give it a whirl. It's definitely tastes a lot better ice cold. I actually store mine in the freezer. It's decent stuff straight up and ice cold but I think it might be better in a cocktail. It's also very versatile in cooking. I know you can use it in or on ice cream, cakes and many deserts in general too.
Totally agree with storing it in the freezer. It's delicious on lemon ice and I use it to make kind of a bogus Chicken Piccata.

Easy to make too. I've used the linked recipe with success but substitute EverClear for the vodka. I want to try it with oranges someday.

Limoncello Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Keep it in the freezer and serve it in a chilled glass, no more than a finger width. It's supposed to be strong, and you're not supposed to drink a glass of it. It's a digestif, meant to get the ol' stomach acids working on a meal, not something you quaff or use to party.
^^This.^^

I love the stuff.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Limoncello is very strong, yes, being an alcohol extraction of the oil in lemon peels.

Ironically the alcohol content is lower than most liquors, typically around 60 proof, and it is meant to be consumed more as an after dinner digestif than as a shot of booze. It should be served very cold, and in very small glasses, to be sipped slowly.

Or, alternatively, in small proportions as a flavoring agent in mixed cocktails, where it's potency can be tamed by other ingredients.
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Old 03-14-2015, 04:33 PM
 
Location: galaxy far far away
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So - does anyone have a good recipe for this? I've seen a bunch of recipes online, but I thought I'd see what someone on CD used to make it. My tree is sagging with lemons right now and I want to get creative! The neighbor kids have already spent two weekends selling lemonade. There must be a really great recipe out there that doesn't taste too sweet or potent. Thanks!
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:23 PM
 
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I'm making 5 gallons next weekend, the 4th year I'll have made some.

Will post recipe later. For now, get yourself a couple zesters.
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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Keep it in the freezer and serve it in a chilled glass, no more than a finger width. It's supposed to be strong, and you're not supposed to drink a glass of it. It's a digestif, meant to get the ol' stomach acids working on a meal, not something you quaff or use to party.
Exactly.
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