Jump to content

 

Photo

Lemoncello


  • Please log in to reply
313 replies to this topic

#211 baubel

baubel

    Hued-pottymouth

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,735 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:27 PM

Wishful thinking, Sol?

Posted Image

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#212 Julie Legate

Julie Legate

    0 jobs. 2 cents

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,241 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

:rolleyes: pffft!

I revisited it this afternoon. That is some amazing stuff, baubel. Clean, fresh, no hint of alcohol in the taste. No wonder I hide it from myself. Your friend is a true artist. :cheers:
I am the wood nymph.

#213 baubel

baubel

    Hued-pottymouth

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,735 posts

Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:48 PM

I wish Dan and I had scored a second bottle, or that she was a still a friend. The artisan was a next door neighbor of his at the time and he moved out before we could ask her for another bottle or form a closer friendship. She probably still lives there...

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#214 Jack Griffin

Jack Griffin

    invisible member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,309 posts

Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:36 AM

A big bottle of Everclear now resides on my counter. I'm off to the amazing Korean Produce market to see how
Snickety the lemons are. I'm excited to try this, thanks for the tips on this thread!

#215 Jack Griffin

Jack Griffin

    invisible member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,309 posts

Posted 15 January 2012 - 10:12 AM

OK guys, using Bill's recipe as a base, I think I've got it figured out enough for a first try.

Using .75 liter of Everclear (190 proof), and 6.5 cups of simple syrup yields just about 2.5 liters of final product, at about 35 ABV at my calculations. Is this a good target ABV? Thanks in advance!

#216 mgs

mgs

    Advanced Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 603 posts

Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:49 AM

OK guys, using Bill's recipe as a base, I think I've got it figured out enough for a first try.

Using .75 liter of Everclear (190 proof), and 6.5 cups of simple syrup yields just about 2.5 liters of final product, at about 35 ABV at my calculations. Is this a good target ABV? Thanks in advance!


my recipe is 1.2 liter of Everclear with lemon zest of 15 organic lemons. Let it stay in a glass jar for two or three weeks, shaking it daily, one time per day. Next step, filter it with a cheesecloth (just to remove the zest), add 1.2 liter of good water (filtered or mineral), add 600 grams of sugar, cut one vanilla bean along the axis and let the beans open. Close everything in a jar with a really tight lid, shaking it once, daily.

After two or three months, filter it in a very fine and slow manner. I use layers of cotton and an old white t-shirt (which was of course washed before !). This last filtering process should be very slow, drop by drop, taking hours for it to finish. You can have a very clear limoncello without much opacity with a slow filtering.

Save the 2.4 liters in small bottles. I purchased some Italian glass bottles with a lid mechanism, 0.5 liter each bottle.

Let all the bottles age as long as possible. I usually open the first bottle after two months. Then, I compare the taste with the other bottles that are getting aged.

A good limoncello should not taste as (lemon + alcohol with candy finish). It must taste as........ limoncello !

Cheers,

- Marcelo

#217 Jack Griffin

Jack Griffin

    invisible member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,309 posts

Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:01 PM

Mgs, I have seen recipes for this technique as well, thanks!
I'm curious what the ABV levels are for what folks consider the best stuff.

#218 jcbphd

jcbphd

    Hooch Essence

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,975 posts

Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:12 PM

When I have made lemoncello I have aimed for around 35% abv to keep the ETOH low enough to avoid harshness, but high enough to avoid freezing.*

*NB: I'm not a lemoncello-making expert. I'm a noob and I still need a lot of practice to get it right, so keep that in mind when considering my advice.
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

#219 Jack Griffin

Jack Griffin

    invisible member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,309 posts

Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:23 AM

Thanks! What I'm trying will be 35 or so, which is just a bit stronger than some of the commercial stuff I saw.
Danny Devitto's is 30 ABV, and a review I read said it was a mid-level ABV. I suspect 35-40 is common in homemade stuff. Hopfully I did a good job zesting that dozen lemons. We'll know in a month when I sample the first small bottle I'm setting aside for tasting. The rest will age for two months before I try it. the Everclear is already a rich bright yellow. I suppose that's a good sign. I DID use organic lemons, as often, they dye lemons, it seems.

#220 OMG_Bill

OMG_Bill

    Complete Absinthe Geek

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,191 posts

Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:17 AM

Like I said earlier, I scratch and sniff the fruit. To me, the oils are more aromatic than any dye.

As your everclear gets yellow, the zest turns almost white.

The cello's in my freezer need to be shaken up before serving. Some of the oils float to the top. The oranges are the best example I have. Richer zest I reckon.

These products are so well received by folks that, you probably need to make more.
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#221 Ambear

Ambear

    Ermahgerd, Erbsernthe

  • Content Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,352 posts

Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:41 AM

I'm making some pumello-cello. Pumcello...? :thumbup: I made candied pumello skin once and it was awesome, so I have high hopes.
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

Website | Blog | Twitter


#222 Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

    Shabba

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,825 posts

Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:44 AM

Make sure to leave a twist for your plymouth and Noilly Pratt martini.

I know so many people are probably rolling their eyes, because I tend to harp on the pumello twist, but I'm tellin' ya, it's fantastic!
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
WS on the Mutineer Blog!

#223 Ambear

Ambear

    Ermahgerd, Erbsernthe

  • Content Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,352 posts

Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:03 PM

Not bad...although made with not Plymouth or Noilly Pratt. Martini nonetheless. :laugh:

I went with a small batch instead of a whole bottle of Everclear's worth...450ml to 1 pummelo (about the size of my head) which ended up being about half a cup of zested skin. We'll see how it turns out.

Where should I keep it while macerating?
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

Website | Blog | Twitter


#224 Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

    Shabba

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,825 posts

Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:50 PM

Not bad...although made with not Plymouth or Noilly Pratt. Martini nonetheless.

won't work as well!
Answers to common newcomer questions.

List of WS articles from across the web.


Help other absintheurs and newcomers by submitting a review. Click here to go to the main review page to submit your entry.

Rantings of a DC Gourmand.
WS on the Mutineer Blog!

#225 Ambear

Ambear

    Ermahgerd, Erbsernthe

  • Content Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,352 posts

Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:57 PM

No doubt. I was thinking about getting the Plymouth to replace the Jackelope once it's gone...and I'll need some more vermouth too.
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

Website | Blog | Twitter


#226 Jack Griffin

Jack Griffin

    invisible member

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,309 posts

Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

Hey all, stopping in after a tiring 12 hour day to say thanks for the tips on this thread. My first batch is bottled and aging. A sip proved better than the crud I bought that claimed to be good. Bill, solid tips, thanks. The cloudy/opaque effect that happened when the simple syrup was added to the deep yellow, crystal clear filtered base surprised me. I wonder if it is due to the oils of the lemon reacting to water, much in the same way oils in absinthe do. I went with organic unbleached cane sugar, so the color is slightly less than the vibrant yellow I saw in the first stage. I guess I can live with this, as nothing beats natural cane sugar for taste.

#227 Ambear

Ambear

    Ermahgerd, Erbsernthe

  • Content Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,352 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:46 PM

After good results with my pomelo-cello, I just put together a batch of blood-orangecello. I have very high hopes. :devil:
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

Website | Blog | Twitter


#228 Absomphe

Absomphe

    Krinkles the Clown™

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 18,751 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:53 PM

That sounds (potentially) yummy!

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

You got a problem with that?


#229 OMG_Bill

OMG_Bill

    Complete Absinthe Geek

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,191 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 05:53 PM

High hopes indeed. I'm sure it will be delightful. Save me a shot......Please. :)
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#230 Hedonmonkey

Hedonmonkey

    Hedonistic, wise-ass brat.

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,737 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 06:25 PM

blood-orangecello.


Solerno is made from the sanguinello blood oranges and sicilian lemons. It's very tasty.

I pledge allegiance to Queen Fragg and her mighty state of Hysteria...     -Calvin

 

"Until you stalk and overrun, you can't devour anyone."    -Hobbes


#231 Evan Camomile

Evan Camomile

    "Mr The Judge"

  • Content Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,689 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

I'm a huge fan of blood oranges so I'm waiting patiently for this to finish. Solerno sounds wonderful.

The ones Amber used were Moro Blood Oranges. Just for whoever cares about exact species.

American Absintheur
Blog | FB | Twitter


#232 baubel

baubel

    Hued-pottymouth

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,735 posts

Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:35 PM

I'll have to scour the local produce sections. I'm a bit of a fan of blood oranges as well.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#233 baubel

baubel

    Hued-pottymouth

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,735 posts

Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:52 PM

blood oranges


Scoured and found some. I'm not patient enough to soak em in everclear though, I'm gonna eat the bastids.

A little technological fix to a spiritual problem.


#234 Ambear

Ambear

    Ermahgerd, Erbsernthe

  • Content Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,352 posts

Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:30 AM

Well, of course I did that AFTER putting their peels in everclear. I still have two left. :thumbup:
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

Website | Blog | Twitter


#235 OMG_Bill

OMG_Bill

    Complete Absinthe Geek

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,191 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:28 AM

I just built a batch of orangecello last evening. I was a bit disappointed with the oranges but I just happened to be in the mood.

The house smelled of oranges this morning so maybe there's a chance.

:cheers:
Some folks may cringe each time I use the term "Booze" regarding these high quality drinks.
I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.

#236 Ambear

Ambear

    Ermahgerd, Erbsernthe

  • Content Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,352 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

I have a batch of blood orange that I keep forgetting. I should probably do something about it. :cheers:
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

Website | Blog | Twitter


#237 jcbphd

jcbphd

    Hooch Essence

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,975 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:51 PM

Like drinking it?
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

#238 Ambear

Ambear

    Ermahgerd, Erbsernthe

  • Content Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,352 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:52 PM

Well, right now it's just blood orange-infused everclear...
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

Website | Blog | Twitter


#239 jcbphd

jcbphd

    Hooch Essence

  • Advisory Board
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,975 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

Then get cracking on that and turn it into drinkable hooch pronto!
Temperance, like chastity, is its own punishment. ~Four Vines "The Peasant"

Ça descend la gorge comme le bébé Jésus en culottes de velours.

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. ~Frank Crane

#240 Ambear

Ambear

    Ermahgerd, Erbsernthe

  • Content Team
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,352 posts

Posted 11 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

You're a bad influence. ;)
Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

Website | Blog | Twitter



2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

Copyright © 2014 The Wormwood Society Absinthe Association