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