Discussion in 'Camp Cooking' started by Black Hand, Feb 6, 2019.
Based on this, I'd suggest you got crappy Limoncello...
It definitely tasted crappy.
I have similar liquors I've made from orange and tangerine - they have been very popular with some, much to their dismay upon waking the next morning. I make cinnamon and espresso versions too...
I like to experiment/concoct simple drinks. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised.
Wash 4-5 large Lemons
Zest the Lemons (I use a microplane or vegetable peeler - do not include the white pith)
Soak zest for 2 weeks in the dark in ~375ml of Everclear (95% EtOH)
Mix with simple syrup (~500ml water into which 500gms of sugar has been dissolved with heat and allowed to cool)
Rumgarita. 50/50 Bacardi light rum, Daily's margarita mix. Pretty much a version of shrub, but quick and simple. Use Daily's only, for best results and taste.
That's some serious chemistry!!
BTW, strained the zest off, poured mix equally into two bottles and added water/sugar mix (1 cup cane sugar:3 cups hot water to dissolve it) then added 2 cups to each bottle and put back in the fridge.
We'll see what I've created over the weekend.
I'll let you know
Batch it - Mix everything to taste (and taste you should) in the big container THEN bottle and age.
I am conservative on the water - adding between 2 and 3 cups depending on the fruit, and tend to favor a more tart mix with the 3/4 cup sugar - which can be adjusted to account for the flavor. You will find yourself experimenting and eventually settle on the flavor that most appeals to you.
Adding 3 cups of water should drop the proof to around 100. Assuming you start with a 750ml bottle.
Are you referring to the shrub or Limoncello?
Sadly, I can only get the 151 proof, at which point I might as well drink the cheaper rum.
So, adjust the recipe to reflect the ABV of the total volume.
Who's talking about the recipe? I want it for shots.
Those must be posh, premium smileys.
Vodka will work too. You just want a neutral-flavored alcohol.
Not as good as your Avatar.
After mixing in the water/sugar mix and allowing it to rest in the refigerator for 3 more days the shrub was quite nice.
Started on an orange note and finishes on a lemon, don't taste the lime much at all.
Next time i would drop a lemon, add a lime and add 3/4 cup of sugar instead of a cup.
Thanks for the inspiration!
I'll bring my last bottle with me to Moon of the Crow and get a consensus
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