Cocktails with Limoncello
I prepare and makes Limoncello from an old authentic Italian recipe- he found on Youtube. It’s an Authentic recipe that is created step by step by a wonderful Italian Grandma…. and then I’ll a cocktail recipe- (Italian Sangria- with the Limoncello as an ingredient! It’s Wonderful- I find myself making the Limoncello more frequently these days to give as a gift… it’s just that good!
Today I’m going to show you how to make the aperitif than originated on Italy’s Amalfi Coast – Limoncello. Then we’ll use the results as an ingredient in a unique sangria!
Limoncello Instructions for reference:
Step 1: Peel organic lemons- you can also use a microplane – to zest the lemons instead of peeling… I love to Microplane- so I do that instead of peeling- but you can decide which method you like the best!
Yes, organic is important! Conventional lemons tend to be coated in wax or other sealers that make it difficult to infuse the lemon flavor. You’ll get much more lemon flavor in your limoncello with organic lemons.
Use a microplane zester on the lemon being careful to avoid zesting the pith or white part of the peel.
[Or Use your vegetable peeler to remove the rind of the lemons, and then use a sharp knife to scrape out the pith—the white part inside of the peel of citrus fruit. Too much pith will make your limoncello bitter.]
Step 2: Infuse the lemon zest/or peels in alcohol. Fill a jar with your lemon zest/or peels, and then cover with the alcohol. Close the jar and shake daily to infuse to your taste.
Step 3: Once the mixture is infused properly, sweeten the limoncello to taste with simple syrup, strain, and then bottle. Chill and enjoy!
Strawberry & Limoncello Rosé Sangria Recipe! #FlowerCocktailHour
YIELD - Serves 6
PREP TIME- 10 minutes
•3/4 cup limoncello
•1 cup fresh raspberries
•1 cup hulled and quartered fresh strawberries
•1 (750-ml) bottle chilled demi-sec rosé champagne
•1 medium lemon, thinly sliced, seeds discarded
1.In a large pitcher, combine the limoncello and the strawberries. Top with the chilled rosé champagne and stir in half of the lemon wheels.
2.Pour the sangria into ice-filled glasses. Scoop some fruit into each glass and garnish with a lemon wheel.