Homemade Limoncello is quite easy, it just takes some time. I meant to post this a few weeks ago; however, I kinda forgot about it half way through the process while it sat in a cupboard. This is a delicious and smooth drink that can be sipped by itself or mixed into a cocktail.
As you can see below, this recipe is very simple and just takes a little bit of time.
- 6 Lemons
- 750 mL Vodka
- 1.5 cups Sugar
- 2 cups Water
- Zest the lemons
- Combine vodka with the lemons
- Let sit 2 weeks
- Strain the lemon zest out of the vodka
- In a sauce pan, create a simple syrup
- Combine the Vodka with the simple syrup
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge
Instead of sitting two weeks, mine seeped in the lemons for closer to 6; most of the flavor comes through in the first 2 weeks but the last few weeks just gave it a bit of extra oomph.
This turned out absolutely delicious. It will be perfect to sip while enjoying some fresh pasta on the deck this summer. I also can’t wait to try out some cocktails with it mixed in.
Have you ever tried limoncello? What is your favorite way to enjoy it?