My limoncello has been quite good. It isn’t something you gulp or drink large quantities of, but a few ounces in the late evening or on a hot day is quite refreshing. Though less popular it appears you can do the same thing with oranges and limes, so lets do that!
I didn’t quite use all of the oranges, but the limes got either peeled or zested and tossed into a quart jar. I juiced the left over fruit and had some really awesome limey orange juice.
Next, I tossed in some multi-distilled vodka and left them to sit for a week. It worked well last time, so why mess with success?
Both batches got filtered through a coffee filter into a 1L glass bottle with a sealable top. Here is a picture of the two liquids with a shot of my limoncello between them. Orange is on the left and lime is on the right.
I am kind of amazed that there isn’t a bigger difference. They seemed so different in the jar, but that must have been mostly the rind. I mixed up a batch of 2:1 simple syrup and filled both bottles up most of the way. My goal was again to make it drinkable with a hint of sweetness, but not super syrupy. Chilling and an upcoming dinner party will tell how I have done.