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Making limoncello, need advice


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Making limoncello, need advice

SimonSaysWoof | Jan 3, 2013 08:01 AM

i have a batch of limoncello that I made about 3 weeks ago. I micro planed 20 scrubbed lemons and added zest to 2 750ml bottles of 150 proof vodka.
I gave it a shake this am and noticed that the zest looks white. I tasted a spoonful and it did not taste as lemony as I expected. Based on this I have a couple questions...
Has all the lemony goodness been leached out of the zest.. Based on the white color?
If it is in fact done, will the lemon taste intensify once I add the simple syrup mixture.?
At this point should it taste intensly of lemon? If it should, should I add more zest and let steep longer?

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