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DBL Limoncello 2015-03-06b

Fifty lemons are a load for one person, but for fifty persons they are perfume.
–Ethiopian Proverb.

I was going to make granita for dessert for a dinner I was hosting then opted for biscotti and Vin Santo.  This left me with a shitload of lemons.  Trying to avoid the obvious quotes, I put it to the guests and one came up with the Ethiopean gem, above.  But, what the hell, here’s one of the bog standard one’s I like:

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade…then,try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.
–Ron White

So, yeah, I squeezed a shitload of lemon juice then put the peels in for limoncello.  It’s a rapid liqueur that doesn’t benefit from aging longer than the time it takes for the sugar to dissolve (2 or 3 days).  Put a quarter cup of sugar in a 1 liter bottle and stuff the rinds of 5 lemons in with it.  Top with vodka (takes a little less than 700 mL, generally).  When complete, strain and store in the freezer.  Nom, nom, nom.

DB Limoncello 2015


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