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Homemade Limoncello Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 days
  • Total Time: 10 days
  • Yield: 36 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: none
  • Cuisine: Italian


Create your own homemade version of Limoncello, a classic Italian lemon liquor.


  • 6 lemons
  • 750 ml vodka
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water


  1. Zest lemons being sure not to go too deep-you want only the zest, not the white portion of the peel
  2. Combine the zest with the vodka in a large jar or pitcher.
  3. Cover and keep in a dark, cool place for 10 days.
  4. Strain zest out with a cheesecloth and discard zest.
  5. Simmer sugar and water in a pan, stirring, until the sugar dissolves completely.
  6. Allow sugar mixture to cool and add to vodka mixture.
  7. Keep in refrigerator for up to one month.

Keywords: limoncello