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Home Made Limoncello
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
In total this recipe will make 2750ml (about 3pints)of limoncello
Author: Ev
  • 15 lemons
  • 2 x 750ml bottles of vodka
  • 4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 5 cups of water
  1. Make sure that the lemons are scrubbed to remove any waxy residue from
  2. pesticides. If you are able to get organic ones , this would be the best option.
  3. Zest your lemons, making sure to use only the yellow outer skin. If you go too
  4. deep and take the pith it will cloud your limoncello and it will be bitter.
  5. Pour the 2 bottles of vodka into a airtight container and add the zest. Seal the
  6. jar and place in a dark cupboard
  7. Allow this to sit for a minimum of 10 days. I like to leave mine for at least one
  8. month,but preferably three. During this time all the essential oils from the lemon are released.
  9. Combine the sugar and water in a large pan and gently boil for about 5 minutes. Let the syrup cool completely before adding it to the limoncello mixture.
  10. Seal the jar again.
  11. Allow this to stand for another 10 days to a month. After this period the limoncello can be strained and you can discard the zest.
  12. The clear liquid can then be bottled.
  13. I keep mine in the freezer so that it is ready to serve chilled at any time.