Homemade Limoncello / Grapefruit Cello?

#21
Added the basic simple syrup to Doc's recipe. Mines sat for 2 weeks instead of the 7 days listed on the recipe. I will let it sit for another week at room temperature and then bottle it and put it in the fridge. I had a taste and it's pretty darn good. Thanks again for sharing your recipe Doc. My second batch will sit for another 2 weeks before I add the honey.
 

Pugman1943

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#22
Doc, with only the two of us, could you reduce the receipe by half and have it come out as well?

Another good thing about this thread for me is, now I know what they were drinking on the beach in the movie “ Under the Tuscan Sun “.
 
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Devil Doc

When Death smiles, Corpsmen smile back
#23
Doc, with only the two of us, could you reduce the receipe by half and have it come out as well?

Another good thing about this thread for me is, now I know what they were drinking on the beach in the movie “ Under the Tuscan Sun “.
I don't see why not, but it will last forever in the freezer.
The Amalfi coast is a lot different than Tuscany; so, I wouldn't be too sure about what they were drinking. Could be, but might not be.
Doc
 
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bfreebern

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Added the basic simple syrup to Doc's recipe. Mines sat for 2 weeks instead of the 7 days listed on the recipe. I will let it sit for another week at room temperature and then bottle it and put it in the fridge. I had a taste and it's pretty darn good. Thanks again for sharing your recipe Doc. My second batch will sit for another 2 weeks before I add the honey.
That looks good man. Let us know how it is, after you've had it in the freezer for a while. I'm betting it only gets better.
 
#34
So is it honey instead of simple syrup? That does sound pretty good.
Yes...I used 24oz. It gives it a different kind of sweetness...not so 'in your face' sweet...more mellow. I had to add a little distilled water because it was way too strong as it was after adding the honey. Not sure how much distilled water I added, I did it a 1/2 cup at a time, then tasted it. Bottom line is, I wound up with five 16oz bottles....80oz total....minus the tasting sips!
 
#36
looks great. Mine is in the freezer and tastes great. Next time try a batch of grapefruit. I prefer it slightly over the lemon but, they are both excellent.
Yes...definitely! That'll be the next batch. I'm going to put them in ice when I get to the herf and see how it changes the taste. It's quite potent. :eek:
 
#40
For the record, Paul drank the limoncello like he was going to the electric chair. He basically took over the distribution of that liquor. I had 5 bottles...my son Anthony & his buddies drank half a bottle. Paul grabbed three bottles (he asked permission each time and I folded like a cheap tent) and he shared them with a good number of people...he was the Pied Piper of this one. The last bottle was stolen by Kris (@Light this!)...he finally fessed up to the crime late Saturday night.


I ran the peach & apple pie moonshine distribution the night before. All in all...we went through 3 1/2 gallons of 120-130 proof booze via Dixie cups & other creative methods. Paul & I made a lot of friends this weekend.
 
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