Using a little less sugar than most, this limoncello recipe is addictive as a chilled after-dinner apertif. The recipe uses only the lemon peel, so you can juice the lemons and make lemonade or freeze the juice for later use.
- Peel lemons in long strips with a potato peeler, being careful to get as little pith as possible. Put peels in a large glass pitcher, and pour the vodka over them. Cover, and store at room temperature for 5 days.
- To make simple syrup, mix the water and sugar in a pot over low heat until sugar is dissolved. After the peels have been soaking for 5 days, add the simple syrup to the lemon-peel vodka, and store at room temperature overnight.
- The next day, strain out and discard lemon peels. Pour limoncello into bottles, and store in the refrigerator or freezer up to 6 months.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
PER SERVING (1 ounce): 71 cal, 0g fat, 0mg chol, 0mg sodium, 11g carb (1g fiber, 8g sugars), 0g protein