A refreshing, lightly sweetened homeade limoncello. Vodka infused with lemon peels and juice.
Servings: 1 liter
- 6 large lemons
- 750 ml vodka
- 1 cup white sugar granulated
- 1 1/2 cup water
Lemon Infused Vodka
Peel 6 organic Eureka or Meyer lemons with a vegetable peeler.
Add the peels in a pile, since you will use these to infuse the vodka.
Cut the 6 lemons in half.
Squeeze the lemon halves into a glass jar using a citrus squeezer.
Add the lemon juice, vodka and the lemon peels in a tall, large glass jar with a fitted lid, that can hold a liter of liquid.
Close the lid and store in a room temperature area, like a shelf.
Leave it there for 2 weeks to infuse.
After two weeks, bring water and sugar to a simmer until sugar has dissolved.
Let the simple syrup cool and set aside.
Straining and Chill
Line the sieve strainer with cheesecloth (if you don’t have cheesecloth, you can just use the sieve) and set over a large bowl.
Pour the mixture into the lined sieve to remove the lemon peels and create a smooth liquid.
Discard the lemon peels and pour sugar syrup into the mixture.
Pour the limoncello into sterilized jars with lids.
Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Meyer lemons will produce a sweeter limoncello.
Very important to use washed, organic lemons for this recipe.
You can infuse it for more than 2 weeks if you forget about it!
Serve chilled for a smooth and refreshing cocktail.
How to Store Limoncello
Limoncello can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 months.
You can also store it in the freezer for up to a year. Most people prefer it stored in the freezer and poured directly into a glass when it's super chilled.
Calories: 2694kcal | Carbohydrates: 260g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 894mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 216g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 343.4mg | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 3.9mg