Yeah that’s right you see Christmas lights, I may not live in the greatest city in the world but we can do christmas right well with lights anyhow. We may or may not say “warsh” but that’s besides the point. You should always be proud to be from where you grew up. Home is where is the heart is <3 see I did that less that 3 sign thing to prove my point. okay let’s get to business here.
Today you can make Limoncello or this week all you need is 2 to 7 days to make this it’s a great gift idea. I’d be super happy if someone gave me booze as a gift. You only need some Jars, lemons, a good quality Vodka, 1% milk and sugar. Can I share something with you quickly? Well you kinda don’t get a choice I’m going to say it either way. When doing the second half of this recipe it bothered me a lot. I do not like the smell of dairy products especially when they get mixed with other types of dairy or heated. So it was super weird to make this in my little apartment I mean thank god I have no animals living with me they may have been hurt during the process, I couldn’t even take care of animal if I tried but that besides the point if anyone wants to adopt me cat or something for christmas it would be greatly appreciated. I think I need company in my house. Anyway…
Okay so first you start off with peeling you lemons, I used a veggie peeler t o do so it was quick and easy. Don’t wast your lemons though make lemonade with them make a rosemary mint syrup and mix it in you lemonade. Or save it for bitters like with amaretto or a bourbon ginger ale drink but yes anyway… then you take your lemon peels and place them in your jars then pour your vodka in there and seal them shut put them in a cool dark place I placed mine in a cabinet then a week later I got them out of there and made the milk mixture. I put it a big pot and heated up the milk and sugar on low flame then skimmed off the foam and skin (ew) it reduced down to 4 cups at that point turn off the flame and let it cool. while it cools strain the lemon peels from the vodka i strained it into a pitcher and i even strained it after that through a coffee filter but you don’t need to we are not making a “clear” liquor. after that the milk should be cooled and skim off that extra skin and foam again( ew) then add the milk mixture to the lemon vodka you created. let it cool in the pitcher in the fridge. then when chilled you can pour it back into clean mason jars or bottles.
Give them as gifts or serve it a party even attach the recipe to it and let them to make it tell them to pay it back. I hope every has a very happy holidacious week!!! Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza!
Recipe from : www.epicurious.com
2 cups of good quality vodka
8 cups of 1% milk
1 cup of sugar
Remove zest from lemons with a vegetable peeler (about 5 strips per lemon), reserving fruit for another use. Scrape any white pith from zest strips, then soak zest in vodka at room temperature 4 days.
Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a liquid measuring cup, discarding zest, then transfer vodka to a glass bottle (preferably 2 quart).
Simmer milk and sugar in a heavy medium saucepan, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until reduced to about 4 cups, 25 to 30 minutes. (Skim off any foam.) Cool completely, then add to vodka. Chill until cold, at least 2 hours.