Time to make the limoncello

It’s that time of year again! Well, actually, it’s been “that time” for over a month now, but I was late in finding organic lemons.

For pure summertime alcoholic enjoyment, you’ll need:

6-7 lemons, preferably organic, as it’s only the peels you’ll be using

1 liter of good vodka

4 cups of water (about 1 liter)

4 cups of sugar


Peel the lemons, but only get the yellow part. Put the peels into a glass jar, and add the vodka. Let it stand for 3 weeks. Yes, that’s right – patience, grasshopper!

On the Day, strain the lovely lemony yellow vodka into a large bowl. Make a simple syrup by heating together the water and sugar till they’re clear. Allow it to cool to the touch. Mix the syrup with the vodka. Put into wide-mouth containers of some type, and freeze.

You end up with sweet, slushy, refreshing, knock-you-off-your-feet goodness!



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4 thoughts on “Time to make the limoncello

  1. Thanks for the recipe – I love limoncello! I didn't realise it was so easy to make and is probably nicer than the bought version! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the reminder! Another Vox neighbour of mine posted a recipe for this a while back ….and now you've reminded me of this again. I really should get on it to make some limoncello! 🙂

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