Sunday, February 14, 2010

Limoncello: Step Four

In our case, the 11th day flew right by. So on the 14th day–today–we put 3 liters of water and 6 cups of sugar in a big pan and brought it to a boil. Soon as it boiled we removed it from the heat and let it cool. Then we put a strainer on top of the pan and strained the Everclear and lemon peel into the sugar water.

Now we'll store it some place cool for 3 days or more. Some people say 3 months, but no can do.

You're supposed to throw away the lemon peel, but when I tasted a piece I discovered that it was out of this world. The lemons we used were Meyer and the peels were so sweet that I couldn't bear to throw them away. I dipped them in sugar and then into some melted chocolate. They made great Chinese New Year tiger treats.