DIY: Make Your Own LIMONCELLO!

Blogland can be dangerous. Just one fabulous image from someone else’s blog can trigger an obsession.

I recently swooned over

A Beach Cottage’s

gorgeous tutorial for limoncello.

(Beautiful painting above by Gordon Haas.)

I have never tasted limoncello.

This seemed reason enough to go for it.

So began my first attempt at making

the homemade Italian liqueur.

I found these HUGE organic babies.

Then stripped them naked.

I juiced the lemons to make lemonade.

The peels were transferred to a big jar

and covered with vodka

where they hung out for a week.

Then a simple syrup

was added to the strained vodka.

Now we must wait 10 days to 6 months.

iiiiiiiiii knnnnnoooowwwww.

snapped this the other day of the lightweight on her birthday

When the limoncello is ready,

I’ll share some with this girl…

my partner in crime,

my fellow lightweight

who gets tipsy from half a sip.

Our summer drink for the last decade has

been amaretto lemonade,

but maybe it will become limoncello.

Which I am told it is to be

slowly SIPPED.

A custom label for the bottles

would be cool, yes?

Chez Beeber Bebe

This one is super cute.

Who knew there were all sorts of nifty

labels in blogland we are invited to duplicate?

member of the Cullen clan?

So now we wait for the liqueur.

This is me trying to wait with style.

I’ll let you know how it tastes,

and feel free to stop by in a

few weeks for a shot.

Bonus transcript which has nothing to to with limoncello:

Husband: This is your white vampire look.

Me: Ooh, I like white vampire. I like it. I like it.

Husband: See, I’m your muse.

Like limoncello?

Like Italy?

Like white vampires?

Peace to you right where you are.

michele

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10 Comments

  1. August 4, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    Hi sweetie!

    You always look gorgeous! I love your hair.

    I love Italy and never had limoncello! Need to try after the baby is born!!!! 😉

    Have a great day!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    PS: If you have a minute, please drop by to enter my Newest Giveaway!

  2. August 4, 2011 / 4:36 pm

    Ahhhhhhh, beautiful Limoncello…

    Cindy

  3. August 4, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    Oh, looks divine! I love using lemons whenever I can and just picked up another big bag at Costco. I may have to give this a try!

  4. August 4, 2011 / 8:50 pm

    YUMMY….We love lemonade and as some call it southern lemonade when alcohol is added!!!! With the heat factor 105 F…I wan't one right now to cool off these last hot summer days!
    Hope your week has been wonderful!
    XO,
    Renee and Angela

    P.S. Awesome giveaway…come visit!

  5. August 4, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    Oh you both look gorgeous! I am LOVING that jacket!

    I have no patience so no patience = no limoncello making for me. But it does sound rather lush.

    I'm loving your conversation with hubby – sounds like the random conversations I have with W! Brilliant! xxx

  6. August 4, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    i'm baaaaaaaad. sneaked a sip when i had to transfer to a bottle…super strong stuff and not very sweet. i can see why you want it to be ICE COLD too.

  7. August 5, 2011 / 12:40 am

    The traditional way of serving limoncello is very cold and chill the glasses too. My husband and I bring some back every time we're in Italy. We tried making it a few years ago and let it sit for six months but since we like vodka on the rocks with a lemon squeeze the stuff didn't last long!Since you and your sister don't sound like the perfect tasters send some along and I'll give it a try for you…;)

  8. August 5, 2011 / 12:41 am

    OOh I like vampires, I like Italy and I am sure that I will like lemoncello!! I will be by to take a sip and then I will be tispy too! I am a light weight, but hey, I am cheap, or should I say inexpensive? Either way doesn't sound good but you know what I mean. 🙂
    xoxo

    You look gorgeous as does your partner in crime.

  9. August 5, 2011 / 12:56 am

    @red
    i love my jacket. it's the most couture thing i own. my partner in crime has it in khaki and black.

    @michelle
    we're cheap dates. and we like it.

  10. August 5, 2011 / 5:41 am

    I love that painting…so beautiful Michele!

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