Mojitocello – Lime Zest with Mint

I should have posted this review while it was still summertime but better late than never I guess. This is actually batch #12 for those who follow along. I wanted to get fancy and do a batch that tasted like a Mojito.

Here’s the recipe I used:

Liquor: One bottle of 151 Proof Everclear

Liquor filtration: 5x

Lemons: 14 scrubbed organic limes plus one mint leaf torn in half

Days peels and liquor rested: 36

Simple Syrup – Cups Sugar: 1.75, Cups Water: 2.5

Final filtration: 4x

There were a few things wrong with this attempt. The first is pretty obvious, lime zest doesn’t taste like lime flesh. So unless I use lime juice in the future I don’t think the finished product will really taste like Mojito. I also used far too little mint, it was barely detectable in the flavor.

Here were my tasting notes:

Has the typical lime-cello green color and the texture is extra dense. Tastes like a sweet batch of lime-cello, you can hardly detect the lime that would make it mojito-like. There’s a hint of mint on the finish but this doesn’t taste like a mojito.

Despite the fact that it didn’t turn out as I’d initially hoped, this was a tasty batch. I may repeat it and add 10 mint leaves instead of one next time.

Comments

  1. I can’t believe you’ve got en entire blog devoted to limoncello. Makes my effort seem a bit paltry!

  2. Hi there, i just implemented the ‘subscribe to comments’ on cooky.it so I don’t know if you’ll see that I replied to your comment.

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    Ciao!

  3. Thank you!

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