Go Back   RetouchPRO > Community > Salon > The RetouchPRO Cookbook
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

The RetouchPRO Cookbook Recipes, cookery, and foodtalk

Limoncello from Naples Italy:)

Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2008, 05:22 PM
BagLady's Avatar
BagLady BagLady is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 280
Thumbs up Limoncello from Naples Italy:)

Here's a great recipe for Limoncello from Naples, Italy!


8-10 lemons
1 liter Everclear (190 proof alcohol)
1 liter simple syrup (buy or see following recipe)
1 liter mineral water

simple syrup recipe:

2 parts sugar, 1 part water.
Preparation: Bring the water to a boil.
Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water.
Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat.
Allow to cool completely.

Wash the lemons thoroughly to remove any pesticides... Organic is better!

Carefully peel the lemons with a zester or vegetable peeler avoiding the white stuff (which is bitter).

In a large glass jar (1-gallon jar), add one bottle of Everclear and lemon zest.

Cover the jar and let sit at room temperature for one week in a cool dark place. As the mixture sits, the Everclear will take on an bright yellow color from the lemon zest. They say, the longer it sits, the better it is... but it seems to turn out well even after a few days!

Remove lemon zest from Everclear and discard.

Add 1 liter of simple syrup to Everclear.

Add 1 liter of mineral water to mixture.

Now you have 3 liters of limoncello.... Bottle and store in freezer.

I would suggest giving away 2 liters as it's quite addictive!
Reply With Quote top
Old 08-15-2008, 05:51 PM
pixelzombie pixelzombie is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: chicago
Posts: 1,098
Re: Limoncello from Naples Italy:)

sounds tasty, is it possible to reduce the amounts by 2/3's?
Reply With Quote top
Old 08-16-2008, 05:02 AM
amica999's Avatar
amica999 amica999 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Capital Village of Germany aka Berlin
Posts: 1,716
Blog Entries: 2
Re: Limoncello from Naples Italy:)

Hi Baglady, nice..we simply love Limoncello :-)
Reply With Quote top
Old 08-16-2008, 07:22 AM
BagLady's Avatar
BagLady BagLady is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 280
Re: Limoncello from Naples Italy:)

This recipe for limoncello may may be reduced... or increased!

Try to keep the proportions (1/3 190 proof alcohol, 1/3 simple syrup, and 1/3 mineral water).

Other tips:

You may adjust sweetness by reducing or increasing amount of simple syrup.
To adjust strength, reduce or increase amount of water. Of course, you will have to taste it during this process, so no driving allowed on limoncello day!

If you water it down too much, it will obviously freeze in the freezer.

Use the best lemons available (big lemons with thick skin are better)!

If you're not in a hurry, let the lemons steep in alcohol for a month!

Limoncello is a traditional after dinner drink that aids in digestion. The best limoncello is made with lemons from the Italian Amalfi Coast (Sorrento) which is famous for its marvelous citrus groves.
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Community > Salon > The RetouchPRO Cookbook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Italy alphawave Salon 1 12-31-2007 09:00 AM
Creative interpretations: Italy, Venice Canal DannyRaphael Photo-Based Art 17 05-13-2007 10:27 AM
Italy ahutton Photo-Based Art 16 12-08-2006 08:14 AM
Laundry Day in Murano Italy - Painter 9.1 cunparis Critiques 2 08-01-2006 02:59 AM
Terrorist attack in Flora's city of Milan Italy DJ Dubovsky Salon 11 04-26-2002 07:18 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:07 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved