Homemade Limoncino (Limoncello)
Bright and fragrant, this lemon liqueur makes good use of the lemons in your backyard.
Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Italian
  • 10-12 organic lemons
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle grain alcohol (such as Everclear)
  • 3½ cups water
  • 2½ cups sugar
  1. Wash lemons, and carefully peel in long strips. Scrape away any pith on the peels.
  2. Place the peels in a glass jar or pitcher, cover with the alcohol and seal closed. (I used plastic wrap since no lid was available.)
  3. Let this steep for 45-50 days.
  4. To make the simple syrup, bring the water to a boil in a large pan.
  5. Add the sugar, stirring until completely dissolved. This should take about 10 minutes. Cool completely.
  6. Strain the alcohol mixture into a clean bowl or pitcher. A mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter will suffice.
  7. Stir in simple syrup, and bottle for storage.
For optimal enjoyment, store limoncello in the freezer.
Recipe by Webicurean at http://blog.webicurean.com/2012/08/19/homemade-limoncino-limoncello/