I’ve heard that Meyer lemons are a better approximation of the lemons used in Sorrento than normal lemons so I tried a batch. They are not organic (not easy to get organic ones here) but I scrubbed them well and used fruit wash.
The flavor is…well…different. So much so that it doesn’t taste like limoncello to me. It’s as different from what I consider normal limoncello as batches made with lime or orange zest. It doesn’t taste like those other batches, but it’s equidistant from the flavor of limoncello. The aroma is very subtle and the flavor is somewhat more bitter. It sort of tastes like candied citrus zest, both sweet and bitter.
It is a tasty batch but having never been to the Amalfi region of Italy myself, I’m entirely unqualified to say whether it tastes more authentic. I don’t like it as much as my normal limoncello though because it’s not as brightly flavored.
Liquor: One bottle of 151 Proof Everclear
Liquor filtration: 5x
Lemons: 12 Meyer lemons scrubbed with Environne fruit wash
Days peels and liquor rested: 83
Simple Syrup €“ Cups Sugar: 1.75, Cups Water: 2.5
Final filtration: 5x