Monday, September 15, 2008

When life gives you lemons...

...make Limoncello. The simplest recipe I've been given for this potent cordial was from my Umbrian host mother, Rita. It was something like this:

1 Large jam jar
1 Gigantic lemon
Grain alcohol

Heat the alcohol then pour it in the jar. Suspend the lemon in jar so it's not touching the alcohol and put the lid on. Let sit for 40 days so the lemon disintegrates. Add sugar to taste. Serve chilled after every meal for "digestion" and a lovely buzz.

My Umbrian host family on their rooftop terrace


Jenny said...

I'm going to try this recipe out right now!

Anonymous said...

ciao! we want a nyc update!!! it's unfair that one has to look elsewhere to know your whereabouts :)