Limoncello

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dr-white
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Limoncello

Post by dr-white » 20 Jan 2008, 12:19

Has anybody here had a go at making Limoncello?

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Post by Tonyginlash » 20 Jan 2008, 21:48

Hadn't heard of it until I read your post. Have since checked it out on Google and it looks easy to make. I may well try some once all my other 'creations' have been bottled.
I also wondered about making lemon brandy. Same method as the orange version, but by simply swapping the fruit. May try a bottle to see if its worth the effort. Probably need more sugar than orange brandy.

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Post by dr-white » 21 Jan 2008, 06:11

The only downside is that you need pure alcohol (apparently using weaker alcohol doesn't get the flavour out of the lemon rind).

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Post by Tonyginlash » 22 Jan 2008, 10:18

Aha - thanks for that Doc, I hadn't realised.

The orange rind gives up its flavour well enough, so I'll keep to that one I think. :-)

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Post by dr-white » 22 Jan 2008, 11:22

Well then the lemon might work, as essentially you are extracting the same oils. Could you post your orangecello(?) recipe on here?

Cheers!

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Post by Tonyginlash » 22 Jan 2008, 12:16

Hi Doc, check the reply I made on the Blackberry whisky thread a couple of days ago 'cos in it I put my 'recipe' for Orangecello (orange brandy).

When you make it, do shake the jar regularly to disolve the sugar and don't even think about bottling and straining it for at least 4 months - the wait will pay off, I assure you - mine is already taking on the Cointreau tast and its only four weeks old. For extra smoothness, I always add a miniature bottle of glycerine to my 'recipes' - maybe two for larger quantities.

Let me know if you can't find the recipe and I'll repost under it's own heading.

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Post by dr-white » 28 Jan 2008, 08:53

Thanks mate!

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