19 July 2011
Posted in FOOD AND WINE
Many times on this website we have spoke about Limoncello, talinkg about is delicious taste, taking the opportunity to introduce the wonderful Amalfitan Coast. Now we go ahead, it's the moment of sharing with you the original homemade limoncello recipe. Everyone of you will be able to do it again at home.
First of all, the most important thing to say is that there are a lot of different way to prepare a great limoncello. In every restaurtant, pub or house situated along the Amalfitan and Sorrento Coast you will find slighty but significant difference. So, it's really important to know that you have to try and try and then try again if you want obtain a liquor as much close as possible to the original. Let's have a look to the preparation tips.
Ingredients for 1 Lt of Limoncello
10 medium to large lemons
1 lt of grain alcohol 90°
1 cup and half
2 cups of water
Let's start washing very carefully the lemons. Then we have to take off from all the lemons only the yellow skin with a peeler. Take care and don't cut the white part because it is very bitter.
When we have cut all the yellow peel from the lemons, we have to chop them all in very little piecies and put them in a jar with airtight. These peels have to be covered with alcohol and infused for 15 days. It could be very useful to write the starting date on the bottle.
After 15 days, solve the sugar in a pot with water and heating slowly. Swich off the fire and let it cool to room temperature.
When the syrup will be cold mix it with alcohol. Usually the color of the alcohol changes from clear yellow to cloudy yellow when it’s combined with the sugar-water.
Now, you can to pour the liquid in another jar with airtight, filtering the syrup with a cotton cloth. Repeat this step for two times to be safe.
That's all!!! We have just to pour the mixture into bottles which can be sealed tightly and store them in the freezer. If the limoncello is kept “frozen” until serving it becomes thick and syrupy.