Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lemoncello

We have had a couple of sunny days now that spring is here - more rain is needed but I'm loving the warmer days.  I had quite a bit of gardening to catch up on (you know, those pots that come home from the nursery and get watered every now and again!!) so today was the day. After I was finished (that's me finished, not the garden!!) I decided it was time for some light refreshments.

 Have you ever had Lemoncello???  You don't know what you are missing...





































I have this beautiful shrub in the corner of the garden (I can't remember it's name) which is flowering madly so I cut off some branches and placed them in this green water pitcher.




Some tangy cheese - this is called Trilogy (it has Summer Herbs, Vintage Cheddar and Sun-dried Tomatoes) along with some crackers and some Pear Paste make quite a tasting plate.




Yum, how good does this look...






































And now for the lemoncello. I made it a while ago and have had it in the fridge. I made the label for the bottle on the computer just to jazz things up a little.







































As you can see the sun is starting to peek through to warm things up a little.





I love purple and green together and when I saw these pretty glasses at Ikea I just had to bring them home with me.




























Please join me for a small drink in the sunshine. I usually add soda water to a small nip of Lemoncello to make a really refreshing long drink.





LEMONCELLO

Peel 8 lemons and infuse peel with 1 ltr of Vodka or Gin (I left mine for about 48 hrs).
Boil together 1 ltr water and 1 kg sugar for 2 minutes.
Strain off lemons and mix liquids together when cool.
Enjoy




Suzy











14 comments:

Bumpkin Bears said...

So happy to have come across your Blog today. That drink sounds really refreshing. Enjoy Spring as I'm heading into Autumn :) I'm having a giveaway at my Blog if you want to hop along. Hugs, Catherine x

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful colors and looks like a nice treat-enjoy!

Susan said...

Mmmmmmm,everything sounds great and looks fabulous. I love purple and green, too. Susan

xinex said...

I love the beautiful vibrant colors. The drink sounds very refreshing....Christine

Southerncook said...

Loved your table and I do love Lemoncello. I keep it in the fridge at all times. For a dinner party not long ago I served a cocktail using lemoncello. I found it in one of Frank Stitt's books, "Botegga". It is his signature drink at his restaurant in Biringham. It was a hit.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Sue said...

Well, I do believe I'm going to concocting this mixture real soon. Like this weekend! *grin* Just a hoot how you call it a "nip" of Lemoncello! Sounds cool and refreshing. Sure do like your purple table scarf and those cool purple/green glasses. Stopping by from Susan's party. You're welcome at Sullivan and Murphy anytime.
~ Sue

Mimi said...

I love purples and greens together...your flowers are beautiful!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YEA Suzy! I have been wanting to make lemoncello. And your recipe seems so very easy! Great directions! I am certainly going to make this.
I love all the beautiful purple and greens and the tablescape you set. So beautiful!
Thanks so much for an inspirational and lovely visit.
Yvonne

Entertaining Women said...

I'm excited to have the lemoncello recipe. I'm eager to try it. Once I had a walnutcello made by the owner of an Italian restaurant. It was soooo good. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Deanne said...

I love the purple and green together, and I would definitely like to sit out and have a little drink and a nibble of cheese with you!

Cath said...

This drink sounds sooo refreshing, I'm in Melbourne and we are waiting for the rain to STOP (crazy hey!!), hopefully the warmer weather will be here soon so I have an excuse to try this lovely drink!

Barbara said...

The purple and green looks ovely together. I have heard of lemoncello but really had no idea what it was. Looks delicious! Happy spring to you. I am happy about fall coming our way.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh boy does this look good! What time is snack? :)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your lemoncello sounds wonderful. I've started really admiring the combination of purple and green myself. This all looks lovely!