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 responses to “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!🙂

  3. have just placed an order with ian to bring back a bottle of good vodka on his way back into the country form aus..

  4. My friend who spent much of his growing up years keeps threatening to make limoncello but he never gets around to it. Yours looks delicious.

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