Monday, February 27, 2012

Cocktails and dreams

limon The limoncello project started on December 30th 2011 has reached it’s end tonight.
My friend Brian and I  cooked up a simple syrup using some of the lemon juice that we reserved from the zested lemon, strained out the zest and added the syrup.
The final product is still cooling but the first taste was quite good- all sweetness and lemons. So here is the yield for the limoncello project.
  • 6 liters vodka base Limoncello
  • 1 liter grain alcohol based Limoncello
  • 1 liter white overproof rum base limncello
In addition, I put up several pints of vodka to infuse with herbs and flower flavors.
  • 1 pint hibiscus flower vodkavodkas
  • 1 pint lavender infused vodka
  • 1 pint orange blossom infused vodka
  • 1 pint ginger, lemongrass, lemon balm and lemon verbena infused vodka
  • 1/4 pint ginger infused vodka
I hoping to use these infused vodkas to make some very delicious old time feel cocktails. I’ll be acquiring or making some lavender, ginger, orange and lemon sugars to pair with these infused vodkas.

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