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 - Suspended Lemon Peels

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 26 oz
Calories 103 kcal
Author Julie & Debbie


  • 2 lemons , rind removed
  • 750 mls vodka
  • 1-1.5 cups simple syrup with a 1:1 ratio
  • cheesecloth


  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.
  3. Place in a cool dark place for 4 - 6 weeks.
  4. Make the simple syrup.
  5. When the vodka tastes real lemonny, remove the lemon peels and add in the simple syrup 1/2 cup at a time until you are happy with the taste of the liqueur.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Limoncello - Suspended Lemon Peels
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg 0%
Potassium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 9g
Vitamin C 5.3%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.