IE Green Tea Limoncello

IE Green Tea Limoncello

Clay RiversSeptember 20, 2022

 

IE Green Tea Limoncello

The Easy Peasy Green Teasy Limoncello recipe:

Ingredients:

 

 

 

1 liter Grappa (40% ABV)1

Zest of 15 Lemons (≈2 ¾ kg)

250 ml Water

500 ml Sugar

1 May substitute Vodka or other clear liquor

 

  • Zest the lemons in large sections, taking as little of the pith as possible
    • Juice the lemons and save for other uses
  • Place the Grappa and lemon zest in a large jar
    • Gently turn jar to fully coat the lemon zest
  • Place the jar in a cool, dark place to allow for infusion
    • Gently turn jar every day
  • After 6 weeks, test lemon zest by bending a large section
    • If the zest piece breaks easily, the infusion is complete and ready for the addition of syrup
    • If the zest piece bends but does not break, replace the zest piece, and wait a week
  • Prepare the syrup
    • Combine the water and sugar over medium heat until fully dissolved
    • Cool the syrup to room temperature before adding to the lemon infused Grappa
  • Prepare the lemon infused Grappa
    • Remove the spent lemon zest from the Grappa
    • Strain the lemon infused Grappa through a fine mesh sieve
    • Strain the lemon infused Grappa again using moist cheese cloth with a fine mesh sieve
    • Strain the mixture once more using moist #4 coffee filters and a fine mesh sieve
  • Combine the lemon infused Grappa with the room temperature syrup to make Limoncello
    • Return the Limoncello to the jar and rest in a cool, dark place for 6 weeks
    • Strain the rested Limoncello through moist #4 coffee filters and a fine mesh sieve
  • Return the Limoncello to the bottle and seal tightly
    • The final amount of Limoncello will be 1.35 liters at 30% ABV
    • Place in freezer and enjoy in moderation