Ahh, Limoncello! One of the most refreshing summer time drinks I have ever tasted.
I first wrote about this delightful lemony drink back in August last year in the post, funnily enough, titled Limoncello.
The first batch I made was nice, but it was cloudy, and a slight bitter after-taste. So I made a second batch two months later.
Now, I thought that I drank this second batch last year with Kim and friends, but it turns out that it was hidden away at the back of the pantry, all sealed safely in a re-purposed coffee jar.
We discovered it on Saturday, so being the adventurous one, I gave it a taste test. It was delicious, even after having infused for over a year with the lemon rind!
What an unexpected surprise.
It was still a little cloudy, so I tried something different. I found some coffee filter papers that were lurking in the same pantry, and filtered the Limoncello using a funnel.
It took about an hour for all of the liquid to pass through. I had to change the paper three times, but got there in the end.
The end result was a perfectly clear liquid, which now is chilling in the freezer, ready for our summer holiday, that will start on Saturday, here on the suburban farm.
I don't know if I would ever leave it to infuse for a whole year if I made it again, but there is certainly no hint of an after-taste, except for lemon of course. Maybe it is worth making another batch and hiding in the back of the pantry!
We are all looking forward to relaxing days around the yards with a small glass as the sun passes over the yard arm!
Have any of you tried to make this drink, or something similar?