January 12, 2009

Limoncello - part 2

After about 1 month of steeping in a dark closet, the alcohol looks to be a darker yellow and the citron slices have become less buoyant.

Tonight we filtered the alcohol, added a TON of simple syrup to it, and got it down to around 100 proof. At various stages we would put a little bit in a shot glass and try to light it...after the first sugar addition it still burned for a good 2 minutes in the shot glass.

Once we were fairly confident it wasn't going to kill/blind anyone, we bottled it in pretty swivel-top bottles (and a small glass flask that previously held maple syrup). Emily has those pictures.

In the steeping jar now: another handle of Everclear + all the husks of the juiced limes from yesterday.

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