Limoncello- Step Two

Limoncello

It’s go time!!! Man Oh Man does it take forever for 40 days to pass!  Well we have officially made it to the halfway point of making our limoncello.  Now at this point once we add the simple syrup to the limoncello we could just start  drinking it; however to make it really taste the best we need to wait another 30 days.  I know what you are thinking this is possibly the longest you have ever waited to drink an alcoholic beverage, but I can promise you it’s worth the wait!

For those of you who are new to Sassy Southern Yankee you can find step one here Limoncello.

Ingredients:

4 Cups Sugar

4 Cups Water

 

To Make the Simple Syrup~

In a large pan add the sugar and water.  Cook over medium heat stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved.  Allow the mixture to come to a boil and boil for 5 min.  Remove the simple syrup from the heat and allow to cool.

Part Two of Limoncello~

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While the Simple syrup is cooling take your jar of lemon/ orange infused vodka and remove all of the lemon peels.  I placed a colander over a large pitcher and strained the peels that way.  Once the lemon or orange peels are removed discard the peels into the trash.

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Slowly add the simple syrup to the infused vodka.  You can adjust the sweetness of the limoncello by adding as much or as little of the simple syrup as you like.  This is where the fun starts you get to taste test the mixture along the way.  It’s a hard job but someone has to do it!  Once you have reached the desired sweetness place the limoncello into your original glass jar or into glass jars with tops that seal.  I picked up some win bottles with hinge caps.  Place the limoncello into a cool dark place and allow to set for another 30 days to increase the flavor, and allow everything to blend.  I place mine in the fridge or the freezer depending on where I have the extra room.

If you can’t wait that long you can start to drink the limoncello now.  I recommend serving it chilled from the freezer and using it as a sipping liquor, you can add it to other mixed drinks like a bit of Firefly Sweet Tea or a bit of hot tea on a cold night.

Limoncello

Limoncello- Part Two
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Ingredients
  • 4 Cups Sugar
  • 4 Cups Water
Instructions
  1. To Make the Simple Syrup~ In a large pan add the sugar and water. Cook over medium heat stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow the mixture to come to a boil and boil for 5 min. Remove the simple syrup from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Part Two of Limoncello~ While the Simple syrup is cooling take your jar of lemon/ orange infused vodka and remove all of the lemon peels. I placed a colander over a large pitcher and strained the peels that way. Once the lemon or orange peels are removed discard the peels into the trash.
  3. Slowly add the simple syrup to the infused vodka. You can adjust the sweetness of the limoncello by adding as much or as little of the simple syrup as you like. This is where the fun starts you get to taste test the mixture along the way. It's a hard job but someone has to do it! Once you have reached the desired sweetness place the limoncello into your original glass jar or into glass jars with tops that seal. I picked up some win bottles with hinge caps.
  4. Place the limoncello into a cool dark place and allow to set for another 30 days to increase the flavor and allow everything to blend. If you can't wait that long you can start to drink the limoncello now. I recommend serving it chilled and using it as a sipping liquor, you can add it to other mixed drinks or a bit of hot tea on a cold night.

 

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