Saturday, October 3, 2009

lucky yellow limoncello: sugar edition

Yep, it's that time, again. Limoncello time! Two months have gone by, which means it is time to add that second round of delicious Burnett's (sarcasm) and sugar mixture.

Eight cups of sugar and 10 cups of water were heated until "thickened"....which didn't happen for awhile. The recipe said 5-10 minutes, but was obviously lying since it took more like 20 minutes. This is probably because we doubled the recipe....eight cups of sugar is quite much, haha.

Then, the lemon schtuff was split up between four milk jugs and the sugar mixture divided into fours.

Hmmmm....can limoncello cause "serious injury"? Hah. We'll see how strong it is when it's all done!

And, of course, I had to try a little....and it tasted reallllly really strong. Hmmmm. Hopefully the next 1-2 months will do the trick into making it delicious.


Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

I just saw limoncello on Sophie's Foodie Files and the power of suggestion is strong indeed.

Patti said...

Haha, yes! This, too, is what I have heard. My family has drank store-bought limoncello before, and I just don't understand how they manage to sip it like it's wine! I think I'll be mixing mine up in lemonade...maybe raspberry lemonade.

MaryMary said...

I adore Limoncello...especially in a chilled glass on a hot summer day. Sugar makes it fabulous--looks amazing!