Stars in My Bottle: Making Crabapple Limoncello

My friend, Jennifer, has been making crabapple cakes galore. Jen also tried adding finely diced crabapples to vinegar (below left) and Vodka (right) and but one quickly turned a murky Bayou color and the other more like pickled ginger; she concluded that they need acid.

Since I am in full recipe testing mode and in the last stages of Book 2, I was counting down to cocktail hour and focused in on a neglected bowl of Meyer lemons sitting on my kitchen counter and wondered what crabapple limoncello might be like.  We shall see…First step: Zest 5 lemons, preferably Meyer lemon, and add the zest with a generous handful of crabapples, cut in half (to show the stars inside) to about 2 cups Vodka.  Let that steep.  Monday, we will add a simple syrup, so stay tuned….Until then, I wonder what stellar cocktails will come of this.  Please send some ideas.


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  1. October 12, 2012 4:00 pm by jann Reply

    Bellissimo! Limoncello is one of my addictions, and this twist on it sounds great. Can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

    • October 12, 2012 5:05 pm by kim Reply

      You must make it often with those gorgeous lemons in Sicily.

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