Prep 360 hrs
Cook 0 mins
This recipe comes from a work friend of mine.
- Combine vodka and zest in a half gallon jar and let stand at room temperature. tightly covered, for about 10 days. It is ready when the zest has turned pale and vodka is a deep yellow.
- Pour liquid through a strainer into a large bowl. Leave zest in the strainer and place stainer over a large measuring cup.
- Bring 3 cups of water and sugar to boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes. Pour syrup through strainer into measuring cup and discard the zest. Cool syrup completely.
- Add syrup to vodka. Pour liqueur into a large bottle or smaller decorative bottles with tight fitting lids. Let stand for 5 days before serving. Store in the fridge and serve ice cold in chilled shot glasses. If you store homemade limoncello in the freezer it may freeze. (although the friend that gave me this recipe says that is where she stores hers).