Limoncello, Day 15

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The limoncello has been bottled and sitting in the freezer for over a week. In the process, it became partially frozen solid, which may be due in part to the fact that the vodka was only 80 proof (several other recipes called for vodka that is a minimum of 100 proof). This may also be due to the amount of simple syrup that was originally added to the lemon zest/vodka mixture. Though the recipe was followed verbatim, the final product may not have frozen if there was a higher proportion of alcohol. How does it taste? Definitely better than the store-bought version. It has a freshness that hits your sense of smell immediately when you take your first gulp. But, if I was to attempt to make this again, I would modify the recipe to include a smaller amount of simple syrup.


 





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Sounds delicious! Especially in this heat....
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Be careful of any syrup based drinks in hot temps... I had some Grenadine in a bottle once when it was very sunny and all the sugar kind of fermented and exploded everywhere!... oops

 

Did you say gulp? One of my best memories was ice-cold limoncello on a hot summer day.

 

I guess I should have been "sipping" it, but with the humidity near 100% and the heat rising into the 90s, gulping (a shot) was the only conceivable method of consumption.

 

We use everclear grain alcohol. It is pure grain alcohol and maybe 100 proof so you can dilute it to your taste and make it sweet but it will not freeze. Using good vodka is also nice because it is so finely distilled that the Limoncello comes out very smooth. We cannot buy grain alcohol in Massachusetts or New Hampshire any more. We have to go to Rhode Island, so you may have a hard time finding it in your area. Just ask your local liquor store, they can help.

 

Julie, we live in Massachusetts and only recently learned that we can no longer buy grain alcohol in New Hampshire, so we are planning a trip to Rhode Island just to buy some for our Christmas Limoncello production. Can you recommend a specific liquor store in Rhode Island that sells it?

 

I am looking for grain alcohol for my herbal business making poison ivy sprays and don't want to use rubbing alcohol which is made from petroleum. Where can I buy grain alcohol at wholesale prices?

 

I am looking for grain alcohol for my herbal business making poison ivy sprays and don't want to use rubbing alcohol which is made from petroleum. Where can I buy grain alcohol at wholesale prices?

 

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