Limoncello mmmmmmmmm..

Well this has been the first time I have made this but it will not be the last – it’s delicious and, as promised, here is the recipe:

6 Large lemons

1 750ml bottle of vodka

2 1/4 cups of water

3 cups sugar

Wash and dry the lemons and with a vegetable peeler, remove the rind only, leaving the pith intact.

Place the lemon peel in a kilner jar with a rubber seal lid.

Add the alcohol making sure the peel is covered.

Store in a cool, dark place shaking the jar once a day to agitate the lemon peel.

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On the 13th day bring the water to boil in a saucepan add the sugar and stir until it is dissolved – allow to cool.

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When the syrup is cool strain the mixture from the jars into the saucepan and stir for about one minute. Transfer back to the jars and store in a cool dark place for 3 weeks, shaking to agitate the liquid twice a day.

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After three weeks transfer the limoncello to smaller bottles and store them in the freezer. Serve straight from the freezer!


There are two of my bottles ready for the freezer – ignore the jar behind them that’s a fruit compote – my son is coming for dinner tonight and we are having roast pork – in the absence of apple sauce I thought I would make this to serve with the meat – it is gorgeous……

And so, I might add is the limoncello – I just had to try a small glass – mmmmm enjoy!!!!