Ten days ago I peeled (zest only!) 12 lemons. I combined the peel with a
litre of 151 Everclear.
Last night I boiled one and a half litres of water with 5 cups of sugar
and added it to the strained everclear. (Actually, I strained out the
peels and set them aside and poured the Everclear into the sugar syrup.
Then I poured the mixture over the peels and let it sit for 15 minutes -
cuz that is what my friend told me to do!) Then I strained it again into
my big jar.
This is what I got:
My kitchen smelled sooo good.
My directions call for filtering it through cheesecloth every 15 days
for 3 months! I don't think I can wait that long.
I got the recipe from friends who made Limoncello as wedding favors.
( now on the lookout for pint bottles.....)