Saturday, January 21, 2012
Then came the peeling. I would highly recommend investing in a zester. I thought I had one, but I guess I misplaced it. I used an extra sharp peeler instead. Make sure you don't get any of the white parts (pith) of the lime on your peels or it will have a very bitter flavor. This took a bit longer than I expected because I didn't have a zester.
Then I put the peels in the clean jug and added the Everclear. Now the jug will hang out in my cabinet until next week, when I will be adding the simple syrup.
I have a bunch of limes that need to be juiced. I'm thinking that I will freeze some of the juice and maybe make some marinades or salad dressing out the rest.