Limoncello by grammyn


I was fortunate to visit Italy several years ago and, along with all the fabulous food and gelatto, I discovered limoncello. I have always been a fan of anything lemon so this was no surprise to me. I recently discovered a recipe for making my own which is very simple and today it is finished. I am looking forward to recalling some wonderful memories of my trip and warming myself from the inside out with it this winter.

It is very similar to cherry bounce ..but lemony dad♥
Sounds pretty tasty and looks good too- reminds me of lemon curd in a way.
September 26th, 2016  
looks delicious
September 26th, 2016  
Don't know it at all although have heard many references to it. Nice setup.
September 26th, 2016  
Oh, I would love the recipe. I had some for the first time last year and wow, packs a punch. But I am a lemon fan, like great lemon fan!!!
September 27th, 2016  
The yellow on black looks great! I love lemony things too, sounds good!
September 27th, 2016  
Oh this is lovely but Katy I would love the recipe .fav
September 27th, 2016  
LOVE THIS FAV...excellent the peelings make it
September 27th, 2016  
Fantastic composition and lighting. Fav!
September 27th, 2016  
Oh you need to share the recipe now that you have us all wanting to drink it! I didn't know you could make your own
September 27th, 2016  
Congrats on pp
September 27th, 2016  
Great shot. How long does it take to make?
September 27th, 2016  
mmm, fine work!
September 27th, 2016  
One of my favourite drinks! Lovely capture
September 27th, 2016  
September 27th, 2016  
Love the yellow on black!
September 27th, 2016  
never had or heard about this lemoncello. and of course now I am so intrigued you've got to send me some. :-) I'm kidding. no, I'm not. nice colours and congrats on pp!
September 27th, 2016  
Congrats on the PP!
September 27th, 2016  
Beautiful colors and composition. Love the lemon peel!
September 28th, 2016  
Woohoo....beautifully shot, definitely delicious, love it!
September 28th, 2016  
OH Yum!!!
September 29th, 2016  
@olivetreeann Thanks Ann a bit stronger than lemon curd I think!
@bill_fe oh, it is Bill. It is!
@kwiksilver Thanks Gillian. A very tasty warmer upper!
@darylo It does pack a punch but oh so good
@cjphoto Thanks Chris. You probably have access to lots of lemons too
@dawnee Thanks so much especially for the FAV
@jpvona Thanks Jill and for the FAV too I am glad you like the peels. It needed something besides the bottles.
@linnypinny Thanks bunches and for the FAV too
@rosiekind See below Rosie. Thanks for that FAV too
@sarasotab Thanks Bob. only a coulple of days
@kandkids LOL The photo or the limoncello? Thanks either way ;~}
@cmp Good to know Thanks for the view and comment Catherine
@homeschoolmom Thanks Lisa! I appreciate it
@bokehdot Thanks Michelle. It kind of pops doesn't it?
@summerfield Thanks for the support. I would dend you some in a heartbeta but it is against the law to mail liquor and I don't have your new address anyway. I guess you will just have to come visit!
@eudora Thanks Diane. I am glad you like the peels too.
@ruthmouch Thanks! You bring the arak and I will provide the limoncello!
@alophoto You got that right!

2 lbs lemons or 1 kg
750 ml grain alcohjol may use vodka
6 C water or 1.4 kg
2 1/2 C sugar or .59 kg

Peel just the zest of the lemons avoiding the pith and put in glass jar
Add alcohol and let sit at room temperature for 3 or 4 days stirring periodically Peels will petrify in alcohol
Strain off liquid into large bowl
Mix sugar and water and heat on stove until all sugar is dissolved. Let cool
Add sugar mixture to flavored alcohol
Place in bottles or jars and let set overnight. Store in freezer. It will not freeze

My recipe says it can be served topped with heavy cream but l will be drinking mine straight!
September 29th, 2016  
@eudora Sorry I forgot to tell you thanks for the FAV
September 29th, 2016  
@grammyn - alcohol. well, there goes. alcohol is my vertigo's friend so i hate them both. :-) thanks, girlfriend.
September 29th, 2016  
@summerfield so does that mean the visit is off?
September 29th, 2016  
@grammyn - absolutely not off! i'll be there before you know it! :-)
September 29th, 2016  
@bill_fe @olivetreeann Thanks for telling me about the PP!
September 29th, 2016  
Love limoncello, and the contrast between the yellow and the black is lovely.
October 1st, 2016  
@natashajhill Thanks for stopping by Natasha. It is a nice contrast between the two colors and l appreciate you taking the time to comment
October 2nd, 2016  
@grammyn No worries!
October 3rd, 2016  
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