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Old 12-21-2010, 10:58 PM   #21
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I made a double batch (Go big or go home )

(2) 750ml bottles of 95% / 190proof grain alcohol
(24) Lemons (probably could of used less, but the American came out in me...more = better and the lemons were on the small side)
6.5 cups of bottled water (tap would probably be fine)
6 cups granulated sugar

Wash the lemons very good with hot water and a brush or scrubpad then take the peel of the lemons off with a potato peeler (you only want the yellow, NO white otherwise it apparently makes it bitter) What I did was scrape the white off the back side of the peels with a knife after using the potato peeler.

Then just throw all the peels into a sealable jar with the grain alcohol and let it set in a cool dark place for 1-2 weeks (I was anxious so I only gave it 8 days) Next time I may let it sit a little longer, but I really am not sure how much more flavor would come out....I mean in the one week I did it, the peels turn pretty much white and became brittle to the point where they snap...

Then make a simple syrup with the sugar and water by bringing the water to a boil and adding the sugar until its all dissolved. Let it cool to room temp.

Strain the peels out of the alcohol (I used cheese cloth) and then mix with the cooled syrup....chill and ENJOY!


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I know this because I saw those same bottles there when I was looking for a new bottle to store the coffee infused rum I made my brother for his birthday.

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holy crap, my limoncello took five weeks
I read a few recipies that called for that, but I'm not sure how much better it would be....I mean in the one week I let mine brew, the peels turned very pale / almost white and were brittle to the point where they would snap....how much more flavor could be drawn out in an additional 30 days? One recipe even said let it brew for 45 days, then mix it with the water and sugar and let it set for another 45....I may try it at some point to see if it matters, but for the time being this **** is the bomb....seriously its so smooth with just a slight punch


This guy says two weeks

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I'll be drinking FourLoko this weekend....I may get spendy and buy a 6-pack of Kona Pipeline Porter....or a bottle of Bailey's and drink it on the rocks.
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I'll be drinking FourLoko this weekend....I may get spendy and buy a 6-pack of Kona Pipeline Porter....or a bottle of Bailey's and drink it on the rocks.
FourLoko.... The Mad Dog 20/20 of 2010.
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FL is only dumb when you take it seriously...like a bum drinking MD and thinking it's "good". I buy FL and laugh al lthe way home feeling like a cheapass doing something stupid. But that it's missing it's energy kick, I'll be mixing it with some Red Bull....hmmm.
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I read a few recipies that called for that, but I'm not sure how much better it would be....I mean in the one week I let mine brew, the peels turned very pale / almost white and were brittle to the point where they would snap....how much more flavor could be drawn out in an additional 30 days? One recipe even said let it brew for 45 days, then mix it with the water and sugar and let it set for another 45....I may try it at some point to see if it matters, but for the time being this **** is the bomb....seriously its so smooth with just a slight punch


This guy says two weeks
Mine were the same... like lemon potato chips. I wonder if the strong alcohol dissolves the oils faster than, say, 80 proof.

Also, one big tip you might want to follow is using organic lemons. Whether you believe it's a sham or not, the peel gets the brunt of the pesticides and poisons from the grower and that's all you're using.

I plan at some point to try orangcello and limecello maybe.
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bananachello...mmmmmm
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Mine were the same... like lemon potato chips. I wonder if the strong alcohol dissolves the oils faster than, say, 80 proof.

Also, one big tip you might want to follow is using organic lemons. Whether you believe it's a sham or not, the peel gets the brunt of the pesticides and poisons from the grower and that's all you're using.

I plan at some point to try orangcello and limecello maybe.
What did you use? Grain alcohol or vodka? My buddy made half a batch with vodka and said it didn't come out as well as the batch with the grain alcohol (The peels still retained some of they're oils and such, whereas the grain alcohol sucked the life out of them). I thought about using organic lemons for that reason exactly, but ended up just using standard ones but cleaned the snot out of them. Orangcello sounds good....
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There's a restaurant in town that makes what I guess could be called "pineapplecello". Huge chunks of fresh pineapple soaked in vodka for a couple of weeks, tapped off and served straight/chilled with or without a sugared rim on the glass (I like the sugar ). Freakin yummy. They make it in 5gal batches, I've made it at home in 1gal bottles but it's not been quite the same. Has not stopped me from making a few gallons of it though.
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What did you use? Grain alcohol or vodka? My buddy made half a batch with vodka and said it didn't come out as well as the batch with the grain alcohol (The peels still retained some of they're oils and such, whereas the grain alcohol sucked the life out of them). I thought about using organic lemons for that reason exactly, but ended up just using standard ones but cleaned the snot out of them. Orangcello sounds good....
I used 190 everclear. basically same as you. I think next time I'll use a shorter steep time and just add more simple syrup to make it less firey.
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I used 190 everclear. basically same as you. I think next time I'll use a shorter steep time and just add more simple syrup to make it less firey.
I plan to do the same next time.....its real good but it'd be better if it was turned down a notch or two.

You got me thinking about the orangecello.....got some steeping now lol I think its going to be real good. There is a lot more oil and juice in a orange rine vs the lemon. I even decided to make a VERY small batch with limes for ***** and giggles. We'll see how it comes out.
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Gotta by a big glass container.
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crate and barrel has 5L jars with gaskets.
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crate and barrel has 5L jars with gaskets.
Really?! I went there and they didn't have anything, at least the one near me....bastards
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FourLoko.... The Mad Dog 20/20 of 2010.
my company sold the packaging machine that packages fourloko. I have spent many many hours in their plant over the summer. That **** is something else.

Cracking open a can right after it came out of the pasteurizer ... HORRIBLE IDEA

worst thing ive ever had.

seeing over 1400 cans pass through our machine each minute makes me never want to drink that crap ...ever
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You *******. I'm gonna have to try this. I LOVE citrus fruits, and I love me some alcohol (who doesn't) and this sounds like fun. I love to create things anyway.

What about a tangecello? Tangerine has that nice sweet with a bit of sharp and subtle sour. I prefer tangerines over oranges any day. Will for sure be trying to lemon though. Just a smaller batch though, I don't want to make quite so much in case I don't like it.
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I think my first batch was 3 everclear bottles worth. it was a lot. that was 4 years ago and I still have some.
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I have 9 skinless lemons now. The **** can I do with these things?
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Make lemonade dir. I think Im going to try this with pineapple.
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Fill Christmas stockings and laugh as kids find out that their gift is a lemon?
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