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    Limoncello Forum

    Couldn't make heads or tails of what to drink tonight (no Compass Box "the General" to pimp around) - Dug a little into the case and found this souvenir from Italy:



    By golly it takes like sugar, lemon, and more sugar - I was hoping for more tartness but it's just got this kind of lemon-pledgy thing going on. I'm not sure how to mix this away into a vatting though...
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    Re: Limoncello Forum

    I drink it maybe twice a year. It's basically lemon and sugar dumped into vodka in a not so sophisticated process (or pretty much how it was explained to me in Italy). I like it, but it's too sweet and matches well with no food to do it too often.
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    Re: Limoncello Forum

    Am I supposed to refrigerate after opening?
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    Re: Limoncello Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Am I supposed to refrigerate after opening?
    Pop it in the freezer if you can. It makes a refreshing spring/summer sipper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Pop it in the freezer if you can. It makes a refreshing spring/summer sipper.
    Popping it in my freezer would be like trying to shove a boot up someone's @$$
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    Re: Limoncello Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Popping it in my freezer would be like trying to shove a boot up someone's @$$
    Get creative! You'll never know unless you try...
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    Re: Limoncello Forum

    I've made it before (after our trip to Italy), and used small mason jars in the freezer. Other than sipping in the summer though, hadn't found any other use for it. Nice thing about the homemade version though, you can up the lemon (not to say the Italians got it all wrong or anything, but I just prefer more lemon and less sugar).
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    Re: Limoncello Forum

    I see this stuff mentioned quite a bit and wonder if it wouldn't work in an old fashioned or whisky sour.
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    Re: Limoncello Forum

    Agree you should drink it chilled or out of the freezer - that is where I kept mine. Squire, I've used about a 1/4 tsp in an old fashioned instead of simple syrup and it does work well.

    Also agree with Gary here - it is easy enough to make if you are patient and make sure you don't get any of the pith, and I also use more lemon peel (and some orange peel) and less sugar.
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    Re: Limoncello Forum

    I enjoy limoncello and making it around the fall so I can share some around Christmas. Usually just drink it straight as an after dinner drink out of the freezer. Like the idea of trying it in a Whiskey Sour.

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