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Italian Limoncello Recipe - How to make a Italian Limoncello

Ingredients for a Italian Limoncello

  • Lemon
  • Vodka
  • Sugar
  • Water

Quantities for one drink:

  • Zest of 15 Fresh Lemon
  • 2 Fifth 100 Proof Vodka
  • 4 Cups Sugar
  • 5 Cups Water

Blending Instructions:

  • Wash the lemons with a vegetable brush and hot water to remove any reside of pesticides or wax
  • Carefully zest the lemons with a zester or vegetable peeler so there is no white pith on the peel
  • -- In a 1-gallon glass jar, add one fifth vodka and the lemon zest
  • Cover the jar and let sit at room temperature for at least 10 days, and up to 40 days in a cool dark place
  • -- In a large saucepan, combine the sugar and water and cook until thickened, appx
  • 5 to 7 minutes
  • Let the syrup cool before adding it to the limoncello mixture
  • Add the additional fifth of vodka
  • Allow to rest for another 10 to 40 days
  • -- After the rest period, strain and bottle, discarding the lemon zest
  • Keep in the freezer until ready to serve

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