Homemade Limoncello Gift in a Jar with Free Printable Label

Limoncello is an Italian treat that is fabulous all year round!  When you close your eyes and sip on a some of this lemony magical brew you almost feel like you have been transported to the Southern Coast of Italy where the lemons grow as big as little melons!  So if you love the flavor of a luscious lemon that has been sweetened to perfection…then some Homemade Limoncello should be on your things to make list…trust me…you are going to love it!  Here is some more fun news…I have a fabulous group of friends that are creating Gifts in a Jar and they will be sharing all week long along with me.  You will find all of their links at the end of this post…ENJOY Day ONE!


So when you go to your Fruit and Vegetable Market…be sure to pick the most beautiful lemons you can find!


The more beautiful the rind …the more fabulous the Limincello!


Collect a batch of fun jars and bottles for this yummy delight…


then add a pretty free printable label and you have the perfect gift!  Large Mason Jar Label, Average Size Mason Jar Label and Small Tag


So…let’s make a batch of this lovely lemon liquor!

Let me share a few things first:

1.  Pick beautiful thick skinned lemons

2.  Please wash your fruit with a nice bath so they are squeaky clean!

3.  Make sure to  zest carefully…not allowing the white pith .  Of course a little will get on…but really try to be careful.

4.  I used half zest peels and half fine zest and it worked great for me…you can use all of either…it is your choice.

5. Store it in a cool dark place.

6.  The longer you let it sit…the better the results.

7.  If you enjoy a sweeter drink…add a bit more simple syrup and if you enjoy one not too sweet…add less.  I suggest tasting after adding half and gear it that way…taste till perfect : )

8.  Always serve ice cold!

Homemade Limoncello Gift in a Jar with Free Printable Label
Recipe type: Liquour
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 7 cups
A sweet lemony flavored liquor.
  • 14 Large Lemons
  • 3 cups sugar
  • cups water
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle of vodka (you don't have to buy the finest of vodka's...just a good basic one...the lemon and sweetener will make it fabulous.
  1. Use your best vegetable peeler or zester and peel the lemons trying very hard not to include any white pith (it will make your drink bitter), I fine zested ½ of the lemons and the other ½ I did in large long peels.
  2. After you finish your zesting...place all of the zest and peels in a ½ gallon mason jar and pour the entire bottle of Vodka over the peels.
  3. , Screw on the lid nice and tight and store it at room temperature for a minimum of 10 days (the longer it steeps...the richer lemon flavor you will have...you can let it steep for a month if you like...but it is really good at 10 days : )
  4. After the vodka is steeped and ready it is time to make the simple syrup.
  5. Put 3 cups of water and 3 cups of sugar into a sauce pan...bring to a boil and then simmer for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Then allow it to cool completely.
  6. , It is time to strain the liquid through a mesh strainer. Discard the peels and return the liquid to the jar and add the simple syrup.
  7. Pour into your favorite bottles and refrigerate until ice cold...the colder the better!
  8. Add a printed label and you are ready to drink!
  9. Create new drinks with this yummy brew and it is also fabulous to bake with. ENJOY!



Now it is time to visit my friends that have some incredible Gifts in a Jar waiting for you!  Such great ideas…you are going to love them!


The Country Chic Cottage, The Cottage Market

The Shabby Creek Cottagea little CLAIREification,

Yesterday on Tuesday



  1. Excited to try this! I’ve been wanting to make Limoncello for awhile!

  2. How much simple syrup do you add? this sounds wonderful.

    • Andrea says:

      Hi there Alice…so sorry for the delay in responding…I apologize…I am so embarrassed that I didn’t put the amount of water used to make the simple syrup! SO SORRY!!!! I used 2 1/2 cups of water and 3 cups of sugar. You take care now and hope you ENJOY!!!! Cheers! Hugs…

  3. Georgina Russell says:

    Hello, may I ask how to print the labels please?

    • Hi there Georgina…how are you : ) You just download the labels and then you click print…they are all ready sized to fit the two size Mason Jars : ) Hope that helps…if you need any more help…please let me know at TheCottageMarket@gmail.com Wishing you and yours a very happy Weekend! Hugs…

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