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  • 10 lemons
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle vodka
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups organic sugar (for simple syrup)

Homemade Limoncello

Lori Eanes | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 6 people

Using a little less sugar than most, this limoncello recipe is addictive as a chilled after-dinner apertif. The recipe uses only the lemon peel, so you can juice the lemons and make lemonade or freeze the juice for later use.

  1. Peel lemons in long strips with a potato peeler, being careful to get as little pith as possible. Put peels in a large glass pitcher, and pour the vodka over them. Cover, and store at room temperature for 5 days.
  2. To make simple syrup, mix the water and sugar in a pot over low heat until sugar is dissolved. After the peels have been soaking for 5 days, add the simple syrup to the lemon-peel vodka, and store at room temperature overnight.
  3. The next day, strain out and discard lemon peels. Pour limoncello into bottles, and store in the refrigerator or freezer up to 6 months.

PER SERVING (1 ounce): 71 cal, 0g fat, 0mg chol, 0mg sodium, 11g carb (1g fiber, 8g sugars), 0g protein

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