No longer a newbie, but still clueless.
- Mar 18, 2012
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- DC Suburbs
yep, that's the plan, it is very strong and very sweet...!!Let it mellow for a few weeks, then throw it in the freezer. With warmer weather approaching, its the perfect accompaniment for an evening on the deck.
Somewhat, just changed the ratio a bit but for the most part yes. I think I ended up using about less than a glass jar of simple syrup.Did you follow Mike's recipe or go at it differently?
Bottles look good.
Well, I will most definitely keep you posted. I hadn't thought about the vanilla bean addition until running across an article on the interweb.@wineforfun that sounds really good. I understand in italy they do a version of limoncello cocktail with cream mixed in.
Guessing maybe your ratios are off somewhat then. Mine turned out spot on doing it as Mike has written on page 1, second try.I was checking my rather small batch of limoncello yesterday and is a bit "goopy" or syrup-like when I put the bottle upside down and vice versa. I know I didn't add too much simple syrup but maybe I did..the alcohol smell and taste is a bit strong...
No, both of mine are with Everclear. I see a lot of the DIY recipes out there use vodka. There are also a few with Everclear. I went with Everclear on mine since Mike had already done the "leg work" with the two. Since I have never had any "cellos" (pretty sweet drink for my liking),I went with his experience and the Everclear.I was just turned on to some homemade limoncello, however it was made with orange, orangecello. It was awesome! They make theirs with Vodka and swear by it, and i have to agree with how good it was! They told me to use a mid-grade vodka such as Smirnoff because its a waste to use a higher end vodka because the taste will not matter. I was thinking if you use a higher end vodka, such as grey goose, it could only be better. They gave me the recipe and i will be starting a batch soon.
Anyone else use vodka instead of the grain alcohol??