Saturday, January 21, 2012

Making limecello

I started up the Limecello this afternoon.  First I started by cleaning/sanitizing/rinsing the jug I was going to be using.  Next, I washed and scrubbed the limes under cold water to get the wax and dirt off.

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.

I went back through the peels before I put them in the jug and picked off whatever pith was remaining, to the best of my ability.

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.

13 comments:

  1. Haha, love ur tutorial :D Followed

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  2. i dont know how it taste but its worth the try, gotta love em lemons lol. neat tut!

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  3. Huh, interesting idea. Might be too intense for my taste, but I'd try it once. :)

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  4. I actually haven't cooked that much with limes...

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  5. Looks interesting. Might have to try that one too.

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  6. This looks so good. +Following! You have an interesting blog.

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  7. bottle reminds me of scrumpy jacks cider lol^^ good grating ;p

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  8. I will give this a try next week sometime :)

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