My Meyer Lemon Tree is finally producing a lot of fruit.
A friend recommended that I make Limoncello, she even sent me the recipe.So I picked the lemons.
Bought some American Handmade Vodka. Not sure how one ‘hand makes’ vodka. Is it like moonshine?
Peeled the lemons very thinly.
Put them in mason jars, the recipe said, steep for 4 days.
Turns out it all fit in one jar.
Then I made a simple syrup, sugar and water, I cut down on the sugar just a little. Combined the two and voila – Limoncello. I also refilled the vodka bottle, but this is a prettier picture. I love how yellow it is. So not only did the peels infuse the vodka with a wonderful strong lemony taste, it gives it a bright yellow color.
YUM! Success, and since I have so many lemons, I will probably make more to give as gifts. The leftover fruit will become marmalade, nothing wasted here. LeChaim!