Batch #10: Limoncello with Lemon Juice - LimoncelloQuest

Batch #10: Limoncello with Lemon Juice


So far in my limoncello-making career I’ve made very few batches that would qualify as unmitigated train wrecks. This is just one such batch. I read somewhere on the internet that adding the juice of the lemons to the batch along with the zest creates a nice flavor. I doubted it but like everything else I tried it.

YUCK. I can’t even rate it on the normal scale. It has such an overpowering tartness that it almost can’t be endured. Again, this was a fairly predictable outcome but I wanted to try it and now I have a batch of something, not limoncello, that I’ll have to use as some kind of disinfectant.

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Dain October 23, 2008

Did you put the juice from all the lemons you zested into the infusion? I would think that for a normal batch, putting the juice of more than 1/2 of a single lemon would be disasterous.

Ben October 23, 2008

Ahem…yes I did. And in truth, I knew it wouldn’t work, I just didn’t know how bad it would be. That was the recipe I was given though, all the zest and all the juice of the lemons. The zest has a subtle flavor whereas the juice has a very powerful flavor, I’m not sure it could be used at all.

Thomas September 15, 2017

Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 pgrpo

Stephanie Scarlino February 27, 2019

Making Limoncello with Meyer lemons. Has anyone tried it?

Linda Morris May 24, 2019

Don’t Todd it. Use it to make drinks.

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