Limoncello update...

26 August, 2012

A few weeks back I made Limoncello. I have three bottles of lemon peels in vodka slowly maturing for different lengths of time, but the first taste should only be a couple of weeks away.

A few weeks in it has taken on a gorgeous yellow hue.


And with the leftover lemon insides after using all that peel, I made cordial - recognise the vodka bottles? I also had whole lemons left so I also made preserved lemons, which I have always wanted to make but never got around to. However I'm a bit intimidated by the quantity of preserved lemons. I plan to give some away, but I'm sure I will have plenty left. That said, there is a bit of time between now and when they will be ready for eating to find some tasty ways to use them up. Any suggestions?


At least the cordial is something to enjoy immediately; everything else is delayed gratification.

4 comments:

  1. I am so impressed you got a 3 for 1 deal out of your lemons. Love the lemoncello something I should try doing. I was at the food and wine show not so long ago and had lunch at the maggie beer/Oxford landings section and had an eggplant stew which was devine check out this link it is a good use of your preserved lemon. http://www.maggiebeer.com.au/recipes/moroccan-eggplant-and-lentils-with-pomegranate-molasses-and-ricotta

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    1. Yum!! That sounds delicious. I will definitely be giving that a try!

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  2. Love lemons. When you have your preserved lemons you could try my Moroccan chicken. And while you still have some fresh ones, I love eating my lemon chicken dish, and I have an addiction to lemon tart. But when in doubt, cordial is a great way to make your lemons last. I have these recipes in my list.

    I only ever make one jar of preserved lemons at a time. I find they last me years.

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    1. Yes, I had that one earmarked to try! And I will definitely be making more lemon cordial, as it tastes so good! Lemons are the gift that keeps on giving.

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