Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ever Get the Feeling You've Been Living a Lie?

I've been making limoncello for years- for a change of pace, I decided to change my game a bit, and make an experimental batch of multi-citrus infused liqueur, a Fivealivello, if you will. Not willing to commit to a large batch if things didn't work out, I only used one bottle of grain alcohol to infuse a mixture of orange, lemon, and lime peels. Wow! The final product has a bit more of a bitter hint in it, and a lovely fragrance of limes... I may be onto something here. I certainly won't stop making limoncello (the old standby), but this new blend is something else entirely... my eyes have been opened to a new reality- a boozy, citrific reality.

8 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

So what you're saying is you haven't been drinking enough.
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Aunt Snow said...

Got a recipe?

I got a lemon tree.....

Von said...

and you'll be giving me some....when....?

Sherlock Holmes said...

A lemon tree, m dear Watson.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Aunt Snow, just peel about a dozen lemons with a potato peeler, and soak the zest in a gallon of grain alcohol (vodka if the pure stuff is unavailable), then sweeten to taste with simple syrup and add enough water so the mixture won't induce blindness.

and you'll be giving me some....when....?

and you'll be coming back to NY when?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

...and add enough water so the mixture won't induce blindness.

There's always a tricky part to these here recipes...
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M. Bouffant said...

Where do you get grain alcohol? I'm not sure, but I think Calif. made Everclear® legal recently, though I find it best in coffee, not w/ fruit.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I have to go to Connecticut to buy grain alcohol. Funny, you can't buy a beer in a supermarket after 8PM, but you can buy pure grain alcohol.