Citron Liqueur Recipe D.I.Y.
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Citron Liqueur D.I.Y.
- The peel of 2 citrons
- 1 cup alcohol (in Italy we use a 190-proof/95 per cent alcohol) or Vodka*
- 1 cup of water
- 1 2/3 cup of sugar
Wash the citron gently but very well, going over it carefully perhaps with a brush where there may be dirt trapped in its pores.
Peel the citron with a vegetable peeler, making sure you are only removing the bright yellow peel and no white pith. Place the peels in a large jar.Pour In the alcohol.
Let the mixture infuse in a cool, dark place for a week the alcohol will become bright yellow and fragrant while the peels turn white.
Strain your liqueur through several layers of cheesecloth. Discard the cheesecloths.
(It helps to moisten the cheesecloth first so the liquid permeates more smoothly)
Once you get to the point where you have strained everything out, you can gently wring the cheesecloth to extract all of the liquid and juice.
If you still need to strain your liqueur further due to lack of clarity, you can strain it 1 more time through a coffee strainer.
Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.
Take off the heat and let cool completely before adding to the citron-infused alcohol. Keeps well in a bottle for months. Serve ice cold.
Add the sugar and shake until dissolved in the liqueur. Now let age for additional 3-4 months for the best taste.
– A large glass jar (I used a 3 liter jar)
– large plastic bowl
– paring knife
– vegetable peeler (or knife)
– measuring cups (liquid and dry)
– metal strainer
– small funnel
– glass bottles, or storage containers, for the final product, you can either use the glass Jar you used before, or just buy a second one.
Notes on Ingredients and Utensils
*Vodka, you may want to leave it to infuse a little longer (double the time) and use half the syrup — therefore half the sugar and half the water given below. This recipe makes a liqueur that has an alcoholic content of about 30 per cent.
Try to avoid plastic as much as possible when working with strong alcohol. Glass is always preferable.
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