Mittwoch, Juni 20, 2007

Limoncino Mommys

Beautiful Hannah ...

Juliana trying to copy Hannah's pose ;-)

Lilly and Juliana with her two missing teeth. BTW she's pretty convinced that the tooth-fairy will stop by again, once the two new teeth will grow. I guess we'll have to call her :-)

And while our girls are playing ....

... Christine and I enjoy our Limoncello ... and relax ...

BTW in Germany they call our generation of Mommys "Latte Macchiato Mommys" ... hanging out in neat coffee shops with their toddlers ... enjoying motherhood. A new generation seems to evolve ... the Limoncino Mommys, hehe.

My good friend Rhonda - living in limoncelloland - provided us with the recipe - so try this at home ;-)

Authentic Italian Limoncello

1 liter of Everclear alcohol or Vodka
10 medium to large lemons
1 1/2 liters of water (6 1/3 cups)
3 lbs of sugar (6 1/2 cups)

Wash the lemons with a vegetable brush and hot water to remove any reside of pesticides or wax; pat the lemons dry. Using a potato peeler, take all the lemon rinds off of the lemons so there is no white pith on the peel. Place the rind-peelings in a large container with the Everclear / vodka alcohol. Cover the container and let it sit for seven days.
On the eight day, strain the the peels from alcohol; discard peels.

In a large saucepan, make a simple syrup by combining the water and sugar; let it simmer "fast" for 15 minutes. Let simple syrup cool to room temperature. Add to alcohol.

You are now finished and can drink it right away.

NOTE: This same recipe works for arancello also. Use 10 large oranges.

Makes about 2 1/2 liters.

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