Limoncello in bottle with lemon and glasses in background

Limoncello

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Ready to drink in 2 weeks

Easy

Makes about 2 litres

Make up a batch of this boozy lemony drink - it's great as a homemade gift or poured over ice cream

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

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Ingredients

  • 5 unwaxed lemons
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1l bottle vodka
    Vodka

    Vodka

    vod-ka

    Originally associated with Russia, Slavonic, Baltic and Scandinavian countries, vodka has become…

  • 750g caster sugar
  • 700ml boiling water

Method

  1. Pare the zest from all the lemons, taking care not to include any white pith. Put the zest in a large clean jar and pour over the vodka. Cover with a tightly fitting lid and leave for a week, shaking the jar each day.

  2. Put the sugar in a heatproof bowl and pour over the boiling water, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Add the vodka and peels and leave for a further week, shaking the jar regularly.

  3. Strain into decorative bottles, adding a few strips of lemon zest to each bottle.

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Comments, questions and tips

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maryyem
13th Jan, 2008
Am in the middle east, made this with Smirnoff vodka for a gourmet club Italian dinner. Excellent and disappeared very quickly!
kellyc
1st Nov, 2007
5.05
Made mine with citrus absolute vodka and reduced the sugar by 250g

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