- spinach Nov 8, 2006 03:53 AM
anyone got a recipe for this delightfully addictive liqueur?
Yup...nice to have after a heavy meal, like Thanksgiving, I'd imagine....a staple for me after Italian meals.
Spinach, play with this recipe to your taste.
1 liter Vodka (now some recipes call for lemon vodka or cheap vodka...I only use what I'd drink straight, so for me, Grey Goose--use whatever good brand you like. PLEASE DO NOT USE EVERCLEAR...I've seen that in recipes, too)
6 lemons, washed and dried (my measurement is a lemon the size of a tennis ball, roughly. If they're smaller, and they can run small, use 8).
3 cups sugar
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 quart whole milk
20 ounces half-and-half
First, make the lemon liqueur. Zest the lemons and remove the white pithe. Place in a large glass
container with the vodka and lemon extract (I use a large wine carafe with a secure top). Let sit for 1 to 2 weeks.
In a large pot, add the sugar and cream and milk. Heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring it, about 5 minutes. Let this mixture cool off. Add the lemon/alcohol mixture into the pot using a strainer to catch the zest. Pour mixture into 2 bottles. Store in refrigerator for 3-5 days before drinking.
Continue to store in freezer.
I have an amazing recipe for Limoncella, in case you are interested. People beg me for the stuff, I give it as gifts and people even ask me if they can buy it!
It takes 80 days to make, but not b/c it takes effort. It is so easy, and stays in the pantry. I always keep one bottle tucked away in my freezer for dinner parties and the like.
Here is the recipe: http://talkoftomatoes.com/2006/08/05/...
p.s. I usually use Potato Vodka... Good luck and enjoy!