Homemade Limoncello

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This is going to take about 2 weeks to age, but is totally worth the wait. You’ll need:

peel and juice of 5 ripe lemons, plus extra for garnish (make sure they are unwaxed)

1 quart (or 2 cups) vodka (the cheap stuff is fine)

3 cups sugar

3 cups boiling water

1. Peel the rind with a potato peeler, but avoid the white pith. Put in a large glass container.

2. Pour vodka over the lemon rinds, seal and turn to mix.

3. Leave for about a week, shaking the jar from time to time.

4. Put the sugar in a large heatproof bowl, add boiling water and stir to dissolve. While the syrup is still hot, add vodka and lemon-rind mix. Stir and return to jar(s). Leave for another week.

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5. Strain and add a few strips of lemon rind for garnish. Seal and keep forever.

~ by accordingtoleanne on December 20, 2012.

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