How to Make Limoncello At Home
Serves: 2 quarts
  • 10 -12 lemons, preferable organic. Peels cut into strips and pith cut away
  • 750 ml vodka
  • 2 - 4 cups sugar (I used 3)
  • 4 cups water
  1. Combine the lemon peel and vodka in a jar. Cover loosely and let set for a week.
  2. After a week, combine the sugar and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil without a lot of stirring. Continue to boil for 15 minutes or so until it's like a thin syrup. Let cool to room temperature.
  3. When cool, strain the lemon vodka into the syrup, reserve some of the peels.
  4. Get your bottles ready. Place a couple peels in the bottom and use a funnel to transfer the limoncello into the bottles. Seal and let age for another two weeks.
Recipe by Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen at