Good Morning Darlings!
It’s February. Which means winter. It also means it’s my birthday month!
I needed a pick me up to hold me over until my Florida vacay in 10 days (please let it be warm and sunny!) and I had a surplus of lemons I was going to use for that detox drink that gets Beyonce to her fighting weight.
But I never got to making those detox drinks and the lemons were waning.
You know I’m always up for a party, so I decided to use those sunny little orbs to make my first ever batch of limoncello!
First, we have to find a terrific recipe. I found this precious blog called Garden Betty and decided to follow her recipe for my first foray into making adult bevs. Go follow her and get her recipe and then we can make limoncello together!
Aren’t lemons the happiest of fruits? So sunny and they smell soooo good.
You have to zest them all and then you can’t just leave the juice – those lemons need to be juiced, too! I ended up with about 3 cups of juice from 15 lemons. I can’t lie, Eric juiced most of the lemons. He’s the best.
You put all the zest into a glass gallon jar and add a liter of vodka. For some reason, friends have been gifting us with vodka, so we have a boodle at the house. It looks like this.
At second glance, that may be bigger than one gallon. Anyhoo. The jar goes into the dark pantry for 6 weeks.
Have you ever made limoncello? Tell me all your stories!