This is not something from another world, but is a citrus called Buddha’s Hand. It is incredibly aromatic. There is a smell of lemony fruit that fills the room. The peel and pith aren’t bitter, but there is no juice to be found.

I’m trying a little experiment, but I’m by no means the first. I peeled and cubed a portion of the Buddha’s Hand and placed it into a glass jar. In went enough vodka to cover. A good shake, and into the back of a cool dry cabinet. About once a week, I ‘ll give it a shake, and in 6 weeks, I’ll strain it into another jar and add simple syrup to taste. Back in the cabinet for another week and then another taste. The goal? Buddhacello!

I like Limoncello. Will I like Buddhacello? Check back in a couple of months and see…

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