A few years ago we went to Sorrento in Italy to a friend’s wedding, It is such a beautiful place and if you’ve never been to Italy I would highly recommend it. When you go out for a meal in the town you are served shots of iced cold Limoncello . It is a great Italian digestifs tradition – and we soon got the taste for it. Once home we wanted to recreate the yummy liquor and looked into ways we could make the liquor ourselves.
There are lots of recipes out there but we found this recipe is very easy to follow. The homemade liquor also makes a great Christmas gift, Place in fancy bottles and add a personalised tag and you’ve got yourself the perfect homemade Christmas gift.
Homemade Limoncello Recipe
- 8 lemons squeezed
- 300g sugar
- 200 ml cold water
- 1 litre of vodka
- heat the sugar and water in a pan on a medium heat. stir until all the sugar has melted. then turn up the heat and bubble for 2 minutes.
- squeeze the lemons and set aside.
- remove the syrup from the heat add the vodka and stir in the lemon juice.
- pour the Limoncello into the bottles and leave to infuse for 1 day or up to 3 months. the flavour will develop the longer you leave it to infuse.
Limoncello is also great to add to Prosecco to create a yummy limoncello fizz cocktail or a great after dinner drink served over crushed ice.
Hope you enjoy making.
until next time