- 1 750ml vodka
- Peels of 15 organic lemons
- Clean glass gallon jar
- Pour the entire bottle of vodka into a 1 clean gallon glass jar.
- Wash all the lemons very well. I highly recommend organic for this recipe, as you will be using the rinds.
- Using a mandaline or sharp paring knife, carefully slice off all the yellow rind from the lemons. Being careful to not include to much pith, (the white part) as this is bitter and will result in a bitter tasting drink.
- Add lemon peels to the gallon jar.
- Cover and allow mixture to seep for a minimum of 4-6 weeks. 2 months is preferred.
2 MONTHS LATER
1/2 – 1 cup organic sugar * see note
1 cups water.
Heat over medium flame until the sugar has dissolved.
Allow simple syrup to come to room temperature.
Once the limoncello is ready to bottle up, strain the lemon rinds from the vodka and return vodka to the gallon jar. Add the simple syrup (recipe above) to the vodka. Using a funnel bottle up the limoncello into air tight bottles.
**Note If you like your cordials sweeter, then use a full 1 cup of sugar. If you’re like me and lack a sweet tooth, then only use the 1/2 cup. If your undecided but like to keep your options open, then add the full 1 cup of sugar to the simple syrup add accordingly as you go. If you like zero sweet, then omit the syrup all together and you will have lemon flavored booze. Your welcome 🙂 There. I think that should cover everyone.
The possibilities are endless with limoncello. Enjoy this chilled cordial as a after dinner drink, with brunch or may fav, drizzle on sponge cake. Seriously deliciously l tell ya..
** I use cheap vodka for my own limoncello because well,, I’m cheap. However, if this is for a gift, or your pallet is more sophisticated then mine, then I would go for a Kettle one or Grey Goose.
Jessica Lane | The 104 Homestead says
I just made this tonight. Thank you so much for the recipe. I didn’t have enough vodka on hand, so I did half a batch with rum and half a batch with vodka. I’m excited to see how it comes out.
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Have you tried it yet? Interested in how the rum limoncello turned out!!
One question! While the lemon and vodka are sitting the 4-6 weeks or longer does it have to be kept at any specific temperature? I ask because of our small environment (full timer RV’ers) but we do have a storage facility where I could store but it is not climate controlled.
I keep mine in the pantry and our house is about 70 degrees year round. I would assume your RV is just fine.