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Total Time
480hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 480 hrs

This is a great recipe I received from a friend of mine. When I lived in Europe this was a favorite drink of ours. I make this in batches and give as gifts to friends and co-workers during the holidays.This is very refreshing on hot summer days straight out of the freezer!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash the lemons with hot water before you start.
  2. Remove the peel with a vegetable peeler, remmoving all the white pith on the back by scraping with a knife, and put the peels in a 4 quart mason jar.
  3. Add 1 bottle of vodka and stir.
  4. Cover the jar, date it, and put to rest in a dark cabinet at room temperature.
  5. After 10-40 days take out the vodka-lemon miture.
  6. In a saucepan over high heat, stir the sugar and water together and boil for 5 minutes.
  7. Let the sugar syrup cool completely in the pan, abut 10 minutes.
  8. Add the syrup to the vodka-lemon mixture along with the 2nd bottle of vodka.
  9. Stir well to combine the ingredients.
  10. Replace the cover on the jar, note the finish date, and put to rest in a dark cabinet at room temperature.
  11. After 10-40 days, remove the limoncello from the cabinet.
  12. Strain the mixture and discard the lemon peels.
  13. Pour the limoncello into clean, unused bottle and store in the pantry.
  14. Before serving, place the bottle in the freezer until ready to serve.
  15. Note - The longer the mixture sits in the cabinet, the better. Oranges or Limes can be used in pace of lemons as well.