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How to make Limoncello

Limoncello is a popular Italian lemon liquor mainly produced in South Italy. It is simple to make at home and very delicious!

 

Limoncello is a popular Italian lemon liquor mainly produced in South Italy. It is simple to make at home and very delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 13 Sorrento or Amalfi lemons
  • 2 Lit/ 2 quart of pure good quality alcohol (95%)
  • 650 g/ 25 oz of sugar
  • 1 lit/ 1 quart of still natural water

 

Directions:

  1. Soak lemons in warm water and brush to clean
  2. Carefully remove the zest of the lemons with a knife (do not include any white pith)
  3. Pour the alcohol in a clean jar and then add the zest of the lemons.
  4. The mixture should be left in the dark at room temperature for approximately one month. It will gradually turn yellow and receive the aroma of the lemons’ zest.
  5. After a month, prepare a separate syrup by boiling water. Add sugar while bowling and stir until sugar has dissolved. Let the syrup cool down before adding mixture in the jar.
  6. Cover the jar and replace it into a dark place for 20 more days.
  7. After 20 days, filter the liquid into a bottle, removing the bark. Store the product in the freezer

 

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