Italian Limoncello

Italian Limoncello
Recipe type: sauce
  • 15 fresh lemons
  • 2 fifths 100 proof vodka
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 5 cups water
  1. Wash the lemons well with a vegetable brush.
  2. Zest the lemons, careful not to include any white pith.
  3. In a 1-gallon glass jar, add one fifth vodka and the lemon zest.
  4. Cover the jar and let sit at room temperature for 10 days.
  5. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and water and cook until thick, about five to seven minutes.
  6. Let the syrup cool and then add to the resting mixture.
  7. Add the other fifth of vodka and set aside again for another 10 days.
  8. After the resting period ends, strain and bottle, discarding the lemon zest.
  9. Keep in the freezer until serving.
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