This is my favorite Limoncello recipe. It’s perfect for summer entertaining. Enjoy!


8 lemons

1 (750 liter) bottle of unflavored vodka

2 cups of water

2 cups of sugar


Peel 8 lemons. Use yellow rind only, as the white part will make it bitter. Put lemon peels in a glass bowl.

Pour vodka over lemon peels. Cover bowl.

Put in a cool, dark cupboard for 7 to 12 days.

Put 2 cups of water in a pot. Add 2 cups of sugar and heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let sugar solution cool to room temperature.

Pour lemon and alcohol solution through a strainer into the cool sugar water.

Put in bottle. Put bottle in freezer.

*You can use this recipe to make Orange Blossom liqueur. Substitute 1 1/2 cups orange blossoms for the lemon rind.

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