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Old 01-31-2009, 06:37 PM
Location: Better than most........
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I got home today with my Amber Rum to make my spiced rum. Got out of the car, banged my hand, & crash went the rum

Alcohol Abuse!

Oh well, tomorrows another day
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:28 PM
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Originally Posted by Minathebrat View Post
So kshe95girl, you need to tell us the recipe that you are using! You too Vichel! Do any of these limoncello recipes use the juice? or is it all zest-only? How retentive do you get peeling the fruit?- do you take off all trace of pith or does it not matter?
Just the zest. And all recipes say to be careful not to get much, or better yet: any, of the pith at all, as it's supposed to make it bitter. I found some of my peels had some pith on it (because it's just really hard to peel that thin!). So I stood there and scraped it off as best as I could which was a pain

The basic recipe I got from SlowTravel - a travel website I like (not sure if I'm allowed to post links so just google: limoncello slow travel). I also talked to a grandmother (nonna) of an Italian friend of mine and she agreed "slow is good" but even slower is better. The recipe I found said 43 days, but my friend's nonna said "longer - three months!" which is the way they did it in her village. So I listened to nonna. She also advised leaving the jar closed and giving it a swirl every week, versus opening it up and stirring it.

Yes, I love having a lime tree. So glad I planted it. Limes here in Australia are actually very expensive - 85 cents each at their cheapest. A few months ago a supermarket was selling them for $2.39 each! I literally have a money-tree in my lime tree
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:41 PM
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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It has been many years since I've made any liquors. Used to do this every year as gifts for my employees. They all stayed so I guess they liked them.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:55 AM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Default Limoncello

There are a few good recipes to be found on the web.

Homemade Limoncello Recipe. When California life gives you lemons... - Vox
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:25 PM
Location: Sunny Arizona
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Thank you kshe95gir &l Vichel! I figured I would be pretty particular about pith as well, even though it's a pain, because I'm not a bitter fan.

I can't believe I never thought of spicing my own rum!
And I love spiced rum too! x2 -thnx for posting that Guru!

Northwoods voyager- what sort of liquers would you make as gifts?
>nudge nudge<

That seems like a pretty nice straightforward recipe for limoncello, Gerania, and it seems that limoncello is dependent on either homegrown lemons, or a really good supplier! lol
I'm totally jealous of those with citrus fruit growing in their yards!
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