Meyer Lemon Limoncello

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Total Time
504hrs 20mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
504 hrs

From the Lemonladies in California, this is HEAVEN! (cooking time is the amoutn of time the lemon zest sits in the alcohol)

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 12 lbs meyer lemons
  • 10 lemon leaves
  • 1 liter distilled spirits (90% to 95% pure spirits)
  • 1 12 lbs sugar
  • 34 ounces water

Directions

  1. Wash the lemons and leaves; with a potato peeler remove the rind from the lemon (take care to only remove yellow skin, not white flesh.
  2. put lemon rind,leaves and alcohol in a sealed jar and let it soak for two or three weeks.
  3. Toward the end of the two/three weeks put sugar and water in a pan, let it boil for 4 minutes and let it cool.
  4. Mix everything, remove the lemon rind and filter the mixture through a coffee paper filter or washed cheesecloth.
  5. Put in bottles and put in freezer. In few hours the limoncello is ready to be served.
  6. If you cannot find pure spirits, you can substitute a good quality vodka, and cut back on some of the water.