Warning: it’s very addictive! And very easy to make.
This Italian lemon liqueur is made from the lemon zest steeped in grain alcohol until the oil is released. The resulting yellow liquid is then mixed with simple syrup.
For about 1 l (4 cups) of Limoncello you need 8 – 10 organic lemons (depends on the size of the fruit), sugar, water, cloves and some kind of alcohol.
If the lemons are store bought you’ll need to remove the wax from the surface of the fruit.
Fruit producers spray the skin of lemons (oranges, and other citrus fruits also) with a thin layer of wax after the fruit is harvested. This is done to keep the skin of the fruit looking nice and adds a shine. Wax is considered safe for consumption (ha ha ha).
To remove wax drop lemons in boiling water for 15 seconds and scrub them well with a brush or clean kitchen towel under a cold running water.
The lemons we used are from our friends and neighbors trees. In Dalmatia region they are in season form November till February. And every once in a while we receive a few kilos as a gift.
2+½ cups vodka
peel of 8 just-ripe lemons, a little pith on
¾ cup sugar
juice of 3 lemons, strained
3 -4 whole cloves
1/2 cup water
We made few bottles with homemade grappa (lozovaca – wine grappa) the resulting aroma and smell of alcohol was too strong. Vodka is more neutral and gives better, more lemony, easier to drink final result.
Combine vodka and lemon peel, cover and steep 48 hours in a cool, dark place. Strain. Boil sugar, lemon juice and cloves with 1 cup water until syrupy (few minutes). Cool, remove cloves and mix into lemon vodka. Serve chilled.
Remaining lemon juice use for lemonade.
+Pinch of muscovado sugar
+Splash of gin
+Few drops of freshly squeezed orange juice
+Champagne to the top
I LOVE Champagne and gin!
150 g ginger pulp
4 – 5 tbsp. muscovado sugar
3 lemons (zest and juice)
1 L sparkling mineral water
Chop ginger in food processor (or grate on a coarse grater).
Put the ginger (pulp and juices) into a bowl and mix in muscovado sugar.
Using vegetable peeler remove rid from lemons and add it to the mixture. Bash the mixture with a pestle (or something heavy) for 10 seconds.
Add the lemon juice and mineral water. Mix well. Allow to sit for 10 minutes so that the flavors combine. Strain the mixture. Add ice and mint and serve!
3 big carrots
1 lemon (skin on)
Extract the juice from the ingredients in a juicer.
handful of pecans (freshly ground)
2 cups rice milk
Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
1 cup frozen berry medley
Extract pineapple, orange and melon juice in juice extractor. Put the juice in a blender together with frozen berries. Mix.
3 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup frozen berry medley
Mix berry medley and mango pulp in a kitchen blender until smooth. Add orange juice. Mix well.
1 red dragon-fruit
2 big bananas
1 cup rice milk
splash maple syrup
Mix everything in blender.
Different way of serving Dragon Banana Smoothie
This should be everybody’s morning drink. Drinking warm lemonade raises levels of metabolism and improves the digestive system. It protects us from cold and reduces acid and gases in our body. Helps keep our blood vessels smooth and running. My favorite secret is that it keeps me wining in my private-long-lasting Cellulite wars.
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 cup warm water
Put honey in a cup, add water and stir until honey dissolve. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix and drink slowly.