Homemade Limoncello Gift in a Jar with Free Printable Label
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Andrea Cammarata
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
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!
Recipe by The Cottage Market at https://thecottagemarket.com/limincello-gift-in-a-jar-with-free-printable-label/