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limoncello {in progress}

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I came across organic lemons at the grocery store today and they sparked a desire: limoncello! I made it for the first time last year for a friend’s birthday. The hardest part is the waiting.

I follow this recipe. Purists say that you need to use grain alcohol (Everclear), but I had vodka in the cabinet. I use organic lemons and a microplane and am careful to avoid getting pith in the zest, which makes for a bitter result.

In a week or so, I will make the simple syrup and add to the strained infused alcohol. It’ll be a perfect aperitif on a hot August day.

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