How To Make Limoncello
Refreshing, chilled Limoncello is the perfect spring digestif!
Servings Prep Time
6cups 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 108hours
Servings Prep Time
6cups 30minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 108hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Zest the lemon with a vegetable peeler to get long thin strips. Trim any white pith with a pairing knife and discard.
  2. Pour the vodka over the lemon peel in a large pitcher or container. Cover or seal the container and allow mixture to stand at room temperature for four days. You can steep the peels for up to a month.
  3. When done steeping make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat and stirring until sugar is dissolved. This may be about 5 minutes.
  4. Allow the simple syrup to cool completely and then add to the vodka mixture. Let sit overnight at room temperature.
  5. Strain the the mixture through a fine sieve and discard the solids. Transfer limoncello to clean bottles using a funnel. Seal and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  6. Store limoncello in the freezer for up to a year. Serve in chilled shot glasses.
Recipe Notes

Variation:  You can adjust the sweetness to taste using equal parts sugar and water from 1:1 cups up to 4:4 cups.

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