Sometimes, you just need a drink.
I love having a nice liqueur to sip on in the evenings, or to mix with a bit of club soda when the weather is warm. Frangelico is delish in the winter but now that the sun is making regular appearances in Halifax, it’s time to enjoy a more spring-timey flavour: LEMON.
It turns out that making limoncello is actually pretty easy. The biggest hurdle is having patience so if you know me, you know that hurdle was more like an electrified fence- I hate waiting!
For the most part, I followed this recipe from Limoncelloquest.com, so I won’t re-invent the wheel here. The main difference is that I used long slices of lemon peel, obtained by a vegetable peeler, rather than the zest of a microplane (primarily because I don’t own a microplane). I was still careful to avoid the pith and think that my peels worked out just fine.
Since I’ve been giving out some of this sweet nectar as gifts, I also made some fun gift tags to go along with each tiny bottle.
Feel free to print this pdf to use for your own limoncello undertaking: Limoncello gift tags