Homemade Limoncello Recipe
2 ounce servings
Homemade limoncello is so easy to make! All you need is lemons, sugar, and a strong clear spirit like grappa or vodka. Plus, a little bit of patience. This is the hardest part.
15 to 20 lemons, depending on the size
pure grain alcohol [190 proof | 95% alcohol by volume]
alternatively vodka or grappa
approximately 4 cups
approximately 3.5 cups
wide mouth mason jars
Peel the lemons
Wash the lemon skins with a vegetable brush. Peel the lemons, using a vegetable peeler.
Add the peels and the alchol to a glass container.
Let this mixture sit for 10 to 21 days.
Make the simple syrup
Combine the water and the sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a low boil and then simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Strain the alcohol and lemon peels. Reserve the infused alcohol.
Add the simple syrup to the lemon-infused alcohol. Adjust the sweetness if needed.
Store the limoncello in the fridge or the freezer.
Grain alcohol is commonly marketed as Everclear. It's 190 proof, 95% alcohol by volume.
Other alcohol that can be used is:
Vodka: 100 proof, 50% alcohol by volume
Vodka: 90 proof, 45% alcohol by volume
Grappa: typically 90 proof, 45% alcohol by volume
This recipe can be used to make arancello with orange peels and even limecello with lime peels.
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