limoncello

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made my first batch of limoncello - and it works! lovely!

although I tweaked it.. I essentially used James Martin's recipe

will be doing this again!
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Post: # 60813Post magnuscanis »

Sounds good. :drunken:

The name sounds like it should be some type of musical instrument, or perhaps a large lemon/lime hybrid.

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magnuscanis wrote:Sounds good. :drunken:

The name sounds like it should be some type of musical instrument,
That's just what I thought - a yellow cello??? :wink:
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A little story about Limoncello...

When we first arrived to live in Italy, we found a recipe (in Italian) for Limoncello. It included zucchero (sugar, easy, we knew that one), limone (lemons, again something we knew), alcool (alcohol, easy to translate if you just squint your eyes), and 1 mese (hmmm...)

So off we trundled to the shops and bought what we needed. Except the mese. We asked in several shops but nobody seemed to sell it. What's more they all laughed at us.

After a while our Italian improved enough to understand that 'mese' means 'month'. :lol:

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contadino wrote:A little story about Limoncello...

When we first arrived to live in Italy, we found a recipe (in Italian) for Limoncello. It included zucchero (sugar, easy, we knew that one), limone (lemons, again something we knew), alcool (alcohol, easy to translate if you just squint your eyes), and 1 mese (hmmm...)

So off we trundled to the shops and bought what we needed. Except the mese. We asked in several shops but nobody seemed to sell it. What's more they all laughed at us.

After a while our Italian improved enough to understand that 'mese' means 'month'. :lol:
Love it! :cheers:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks for sharing that with us! I'm sure your Italian has improved since then... (Or you've bought a dictionary? Handy things to have around! :wink: )
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haha brilliant!

Was it good in the end though?

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Contadina's limoncello is now renowned in our local town. Real falling down water.

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Post: # 61002Post contadina »

And what's more I've found a recipe that only takes a week to make, rather than one mese! If anyone's interested let me know.

I've just discovered how to make another digestivo using basil leaves - really nice and fresh tasting.

Digestivo al basilico

500g alcool (or cheap vodka)
500g sugar
500g water
30 basil leaves

Infuse the basil leaves in the alcool for 24 hours
Slowly heat the sugar in the water
When tepid add to the booze.
Filter then bottle and drink.

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Post: # 61011Post Thomzo »

Hey contandina, that sounds really good. I shall be off to Lidl later for some cheap vodka. I have a surplus of red basil that I need to find a use for so thanks for that.

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Post: # 62900Post mybarnconversion »

A great summer drink is a gin & tonic made with sloe gin, tonic and a dash or two of limoncello in addition to or instead of a slice of lemon.

...that and a bloody mary are my two cocktail recipes...

Very more-ish :drunken:

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Post: # 63332Post contadino »

...or Pims, Lemonade, Cucumber, Orange, Mint, etc...with a shot of Amaretto.

Discovered that one on honeymoon in Fiji. 'Educated' a load of Australians, Kiwis, and Mercans into English Summer Garden Party Civility whilst there.

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...or Pims, Lemonade, Cucumber, Orange, Mint, etc...with a shot of Amaretto.

Discovered that one on honeymoon in Fiji. 'Educated' a load of Australians, Kiwis, and Mercans into English Summer Garden Party Civility whilst there.

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