Homemade Limoncello


  • 10 Large Lemons

  • 1 750 mL bottle of Vodka

  • 3 cups White Sugar

  • 2 1/2 cups Water


Thorougly scrub lemons with a vegetable brush. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the yellow portion of the peel in narrow strips equaling about 2 cups worth of lemon peel. If desired, juice the lemons and reserve juice for another use. 

In a 2 quart glass jar combine the 2 cups of lemon peel and vodka. Cover the jar with it's lid and let steep in a cool, dry place for 10 days, making sure to gently swirl the mixture in the jar each and every day. 

Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve set in a large bowl; discard the lemon lemon peel and return the lemon-infused vodka to the jar.

In a medium saucepan, add the sugar and water. Bring just to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Pour syrup into the lemon-infused vodka; stir to combine. Cover and chill overnight.

Pour limoncello through a funnel into clean bottles; secure lids. Store in the refrigerator.

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