- Mar 5, 2012
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I tried to make it once. Turned out way too sweet for me. Is it suppose to be that way?
A Limoncello recipe, like any other recipe- wine, cooking, whatever, should only be used as a guide. Your taste is not the same as the person who wrote the recipe. Use your own taste as a guide. If what you made is too sweet, use less sugar next time. Whatever you do, don't give up on it, you'll be missing one of the good things in life if you do.I tried to make it once. Turned out way too sweet for me. Is it suppose to be that way?
There's 2 ways to make limoncello that I know of -- steep the lemon zest in alcohol, strain, and add sugar OR steep the zest in alcohol + sugar, then strain.
I use the first method and recommend it. Once you have the lemon base, you can easily experiment with how sweet you want it.
Here's a direct link to a simple calculator:Found the website. Couldn't figure out how to use it.