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Limoncello

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • 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: per 25ml
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal53
fat0g
saturates0g
carbs8g
sugars0g
fibre0g
protein0g
low insalt0g
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Ingredients

  • 5 unwaxed lemons
  • 1l bottle vodka
  • 750g caster sugar
  • 700ml boiling water

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 3

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

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2004

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