Wednesday, 2 January 2008
The sky's the limit
In High Spirits (December 4th) I referred to the bottle of 90 degree alcohol I had bought. On the Combo Estate is a bush that has leaves that reek of lemon, (although it doesn't produce any fruit) but just brush past it and the aroma it gives off is quite splendid. Anyway, I plucked about 100 leaves, put them in a large container with the alcohol and left them there for about three weeks. Then I boiled some sugar in water, put it all together and ecco! the perfect digestive! I gave it a run out on New Year's Eve and the assembled Eyties said it was as good as any of the commercially available products, usually called by the generic Limoncello and from the south of Italy. Whilst they obviously didn't want to upset their wild-eyed, booze-crazed host, I must say it's not at all bad. As you can see no expense was spared in terms of the packaging.
A statement will shortly be forthcoming with regard to January and alcohol.