Two ways to make amazing homemade limoncello. We explore both ways so you can be confident that you know which way makes the best limoncello!
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Homemade Limoncello - Two Ways

Two ways to make amazing homemade limoncello. We explore both ways so you can be confident that you know which way makes the best limoncello!

Course Cocktail
Cuisine Italian
Keyword homemade limoncello, how to make limoncello
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting time 28 days
Total Time 28 days 10 minutes
Servings 26 oz
Calories 103 kcal
Author Julie & Debbie

Ingredients

THE SUSPENDED METHOD

  • 2 lemons rind removed
  • 750 mls vodka
  • cheesecloth

THE SUBMERGED METHOD

  • 8 lemons rind removed
  • 750 mls vodka

SIMPLE SYRUP

  • 1.5 cup sugar
  • 1.5 cup water

Instructions

THE SUSPENDED METHOD

  1. Peel the lemons with a vegetable peeler. Take a sharp knife and remove any pith from the lemon peels. Place them in some cheesecloth.
  2. Fill a big bottle (with a lid) with the vodka and hang the cheesecloth with the lemon peels over top of the vodka without touching it. Screw the lid on so it holds the lemon peels suspended in the cheesecloth. Place in a cool dark place for 4 - 6 weeks.

THE SUBMERGED METHOD

  1. Peel the lemons with a vegetable peeler. Take a sharp knife and remove any pith from the lemon peels. Fill a big bottle (with a lid) with the vodka and throw the lemon peels into the vodka. Screw the lid on. Place in a cool dark place for 4 weeks.

SIMPLE SYRUP

  1. Add the sugar and water to a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 - 10 mins just until the mixture starts to get slightly syrupy. You don't want it too thick.

FINISH THE LIMONCELLO

  1. When the vodka tastes real lemony, remove the lemon peels from the jar of lemon and vodka and then add in the simple syrup 1/2 cup at a time until you are happy with the taste of the liqueur. You want it to be slightly sweet, but also still tart.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Limoncello - Two Ways
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 9g10%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.