The Inaugural Post - LimoncelloQuest

The Inaugural Post

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In this first post I’d like to explain what this site is all about. About two years ago I took a trip to Italy, which remains the highlight of my life’s travels. One of my discoveries on that trip was how wonderful Limoncello is as an after-dinner drink, or just as a nice summer beverage in general. After returning home to the States, my father-in-law described to me how he made his own Limoncello at home and I’ve been making my own ever since. Limoncello is one of the few beverages that you can make at home more cheaply than you can generally buy it, a point I will try to prove in a later post.

I’ve made some really bad Limoncello using recipes of my own device and ones I’ve seen on the internet. I’m publishing this blog to help other Limoncello newbies avoid my mistakes and to document my (now much more rigorous) search for the perfect Limoncello recipe. I plan to post the results of all of my experiments going forward and I will summarize my past attempts as well. I also plan to review all of the brands of Limoncello that I can get my hands on in stores just for the sake of comparison. I welcome any feedback or tips from your own experience and I hope that this blog is a useful tool in your own pilgrimage to create the perfect Limoncello.

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Terry November 15, 2007

I have been making Limoncello for 5 yers. Recently in Sorrento I was introduced to a White Limoncello. While I was unable to get the recipe, I was told that the producer used condensed milk (in lieu of water/sugar…I presume). It was excellent. I have not been able to find a recipe on the internet. Do you know of a recipe for this version of limoncello, or a website that might have it?

Terry

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admin November 15, 2007

Is this what you’re looking for?:

http://italianfood.about.com/od/winewatercoffeedrink/r/blr0727.htm

The recipe calls for milk and sugar rather than condensed milk but you could presumably account for the sugar content of the condensed milk and end up with a similarly sweet but richer concoction. It’s worthy of experimentation in any case.

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