Limoncello?

aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
Does anyone like drinking Limoncello the Italian after dinner drink? After drinking lots of Limoncello in Italy, last year I started making my own and after a couple of try's I have it down. I make it with organic lemons, Everclear 190 proof 95% alcohol by volume and simple syrup. I can't buy Everclear 190 in California so when one of my co-workers drives to Vegas he brings me back 1.75 liter bottles. My wife bought me lots of 2 oz. bottles so when I'm golfing with friends I bring some 2 oz. bottles to drink either during or after our round.
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  • spazospazo Members Posts: 690 ✭✭
    The only time I really drink it is in Vegas at carbone. It's effing wonderful
  • CasualLieCasualLie Do Woodchucks Chuck Wood? Members Posts: 1,413 ✭✭
    spazo wrote:


    The only time I really drink it is in Vegas at carbone. It's effing wonderful




    That's class! Carbone is excellent.



  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,865 ✭✭
    Thats great. Have had it a lot, not my favorite but its distinct and tasty ; )
  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Members Posts: 6,272 ✭✭
    I've had it a couple times. Remember I liked it, not much else.
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  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    CasualLie wrote:

    spazo wrote:


    The only time I really drink it is in Vegas at carbone. It's effing wonderful




    That's class! Carbone is excellent.




    +1
  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:


    Thats great. Have had it a lot, not my favorite but its distinct and tasty ; )




    I make mind pretty strong and still with a lemon taste.

    I'm making a new batch that will be ready this Sunday.
  • gambitgambit Members Posts: 4,223 ✭✭
    Never been a fan of it...probably the after taste. Cheesecake Factory has a delicious limoncello cake tho.
  • gardnerfullergardnerfuller Geneva, ILMembers Posts: 12 ✭✭
    Love it, but always have used Vodka. Follow a process similar to this...



    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/32451/limoncello/
  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭


    Love it, but always have used Vodka. Follow a process similar to this...



    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/32451/limoncello/




    That recipe is kind of similar to mine. You should try Everclear 190 proof as 190 proof is what they use in Italy. It goes down smooth and then gives you a jolt.
  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    gambit wrote:


    Never been a fan of it...probably the after taste. Cheesecake Factory has a delicious limoncello cake tho.




    Mine doesn't have an after taste
  • howellhandmadehowellhandmade Members Posts: 762 ✭✭
    aloha b. wrote:



    Love it, but always have used Vodka. Follow a process similar to this...



    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/32451/limoncello/




    That recipe is kind of similar to mine. You should try Everclear 190 proof as 190 proof is what they use in Italy. It goes down smooth and then gives you a jolt.




    What is your recipe?



    Why “cover loosely” to infuse? Won’t you lose alcohol to evaporation? I have the everclear and have been tempted to make it, but alcohol is enough sugar without all the sugar.
  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭

    aloha b. wrote:



    Love it, but always have used Vodka. Follow a process similar to this...



    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/32451/limoncello/




    That recipe is kind of similar to mine. You should try Everclear 190 proof as 190 proof is what they use in Italy. It goes down smooth and then gives you a jolt.




    What is your recipe?



    Why “cover loosely” to infuse? Won’t you lose alcohol to evaporation? I have the everclear and have been tempted to make it, but alcohol is enough sugar without all the sugar.




    I use 15 organic lemons because that aren't sprayed with anything which you don't want because you're using the zest . I use a ceramic pot with a glass lid that seals tight. I put the lemon zest in the pot and add a liter of Everclear. I put the lid on the pot and I cover the glass lid with a towel and leave it in a cool darker room for 3 -4 weeks. When I make my simple syrup I use 6 1/2 cups of water and 5 cups of sugar although you can adjust the ratio to your liking. I strain the lemon zest from the Everclear and once the simple syrup reaches room temperature I pour it into the pot with Everclear mixture. I pour the Limoncello into 32oz and 16oz bottles with bottle caps and put them in the freezer. Ready to drink and enjoy when cold.



  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    Just finished making a new batch last night and it's really good as the Everclear will give you a little jolt.
  • ObeeObee ClubWRX Posts: 3,762 ClubWRX
    I love Limoncello. My favorite restaurant in town makes their own. Delicious!
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  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,796 ✭✭
    Hello everyone, follow this link and use google translate https://ricette.giallozafferano.it/Limoncello.html image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> Enjoy!



    p.s. for best results use lemons from Sorrento
  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    imakaveli wrote:


    Hello everyone, follow this link and use google translate https://ricette.giallozafferano.it/Limoncello.html image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> Enjoy!



    p.s. for best results use lemons from Sorrento




    What I did when I first started making Limoncello. We know the owner, manager and bar manager at a local Italian restaurant and they're all from Italy. Two from Milano and one from Sorrento. I would bring my Limoncello to the restaurant to let them try it and give me feedback. Based on their feedback I would make adjustments to the recipe. I will let them taste my latest batch in a week or two
  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,796 ✭✭
    aloha b. wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:


    Hello everyone, follow this link and use google translate https://ricette.giallozafferano.it/Limoncello.html image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> Enjoy!



    p.s. for best results use lemons from Sorrento




    What I did when I first started making Limoncello. We know the owner, manager and bar manager at a local Italian restaurant and they're all from Italy. Two from Milano and one from Sorrento. I would bring my Limoncello to the restaurant to let them try it and give me feedback. Based on their feedback I would make adjustments to the recipe. I will let them taste my latest batch in a week or two




    Bravo!
  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    imakaveli wrote:

    aloha b. wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:


    Hello everyone, follow this link and use google translate https://ricette.giallozafferano.it/Limoncello.html image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> Enjoy!



    p.s. for best results use lemons from Sorrento




    What I did when I first started making Limoncello. We know the owner, manager and bar manager at a local Italian restaurant and they're all from Italy. Two from Milano and one from Sorrento. I would bring my Limoncello to the restaurant to let them try it and give me feedback. Based on their feedback I would make adjustments to the recipe. I will let them taste my latest batch in a week or two




    Bravo!




    Grazie! Italy is one of our favorite countries to visit although we've only been to Rome, Florence, Pompei, Naples, Positano, Capri. We discovered Limoncello in Positano and it's one of my favorite drinks. I used to travel to Novara for business and I've stayed in Milano.
  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members Posts: 12,796 ✭✭
    aloha b. wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:

    aloha b. wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:


    Hello everyone, follow this link and use google translate https://ricette.giallozafferano.it/Limoncello.html image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> Enjoy!



    p.s. for best results use lemons from Sorrento




    What I did when I first started making Limoncello. We know the owner, manager and bar manager at a local Italian restaurant and they're all from Italy. Two from Milano and one from Sorrento. I would bring my Limoncello to the restaurant to let them try it and give me feedback. Based on their feedback I would make adjustments to the recipe. I will let them taste my latest batch in a week or two




    Bravo!




    Grazie! Italy is one of our favorite countries to visit although we've only been to Rome, Florence, Pompei, Naples, Positano, Capri. We discovered Limoncello in Positano and it's one of my favorite drinks. I used to travel to Novara for business and I've stayed in Milano.




    Next is Venice, that city is incredible! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
  • @_the_crook@_the_crook Members Posts: 700 ✭✭
    always liked this liquor.

    attended a family member birthday yesterday. good friend of theirs makes his own.

    had a case in the trunk of his car and gave me a half liter bottle.

    great flavor. he uses vodka though I'm not sure which brand.

    got me thinking - I can do this.

    would probably start with the vodkas I like to drink for a good base.
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  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    imakaveli wrote:

    aloha b. wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:

    aloha b. wrote:

    imakaveli wrote:


    Hello everyone, follow this link and use google translate https://ricette.giallozafferano.it/Limoncello.html image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> Enjoy!



    p.s. for best results use lemons from Sorrento




    What I did when I first started making Limoncello. We know the owner, manager and bar manager at a local Italian restaurant and they're all from Italy. Two from Milano and one from Sorrento. I would bring my Limoncello to the restaurant to let them try it and give me feedback. Based on their feedback I would make adjustments to the recipe. I will let them taste my latest batch in a week or two




    Bravo!




    Grazie! Italy is one of our favorite countries to visit although we've only been to Rome, Florence, Pompei, Naples, Positano, Capri. We discovered Limoncello in Positano and it's one of my favorite drinks. I used to travel to Novara for business and I've stayed in Milano.




    Next is Venice, that city is incredible! image/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />




    We do want to visit Venice , this year we're going on a Greek Isles cruise that leaves out of Rome.
  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭


    always liked this liquor.

    attended a family member birthday yesterday. good friend of theirs makes his own.

    had a case in the trunk of his car and gave me a half liter bottle.

    great flavor. he uses vodka though I'm not sure which brand.

    got me thinking - I can do this.

    would probably start with the vodkas I like to drink for a good base.


    Nothing wrong with vodka although in Italy they use a grain alcohol like Everclear at 190 proof. Made with Everclear it goes down smooth but will give you a jolt that vodka doesn't do. By the way I'm a vodka drinker.
  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    Forgot to mention when comparing Vodka and grain spirits such as Everclear, the higher alcohol content in neutral grain spirits draws out more of the lemon oils than vodka, imparting more flavor to the liqueur.



    I'm going to try making it with oranges as I bought some organic oranges today.
  • FlashinLeatherFlashinLeather Members Posts: 104 ✭✭
    One of the best homemade drinks. Give Tanchello (Tangerine) a try. I prefer it to Limonchello.
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  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭


    One of the best homemade drinks. Give Tanchello (Tangerine) a try. I prefer it to Limonchello.




    I'll have to try it after I make it with oranges
  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    Started a new batch the other night with organic oranges. Can't wait to try and see how it tastes.
  • aloha b.aloha b. Members Posts: 603 ✭✭
    I finished my new batch with oranges and I must say that it tastes really good .
  • anthanth From the Land Down Under Members Posts: 2,776 ✭✭
    Never thought I’d see a topic on this here 😊

    I prefer Averna.  In summer late at night in a tall glass with ice, lemonade and a slice of lemon.  Perfect!
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  • Kevlar10Kevlar10 Members Posts: 69 ✭✭

    This thread has got my thirst up. I’m going to go out and try making some of the orange and limoncello. We were in Capri years ago and I brought a bottle of limoncello home with us. I’ll probably use vodka with the lemon and everclear with the orange. I’ll let you know in 2 weeks how it goes.

  • BogeyPutt34BogeyPutt34 Members Posts: 93 ✭✭

    Whomever posted that recipe shouldn’t be sharing my family’s secret recipe for limoncello. Although it’s not exactly the same, we have some technical differences, it’s very close to ours that has won several competitions. Using everclear is definitely important, also storing in the freezer. Well done sir/ma’am

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