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Almost Instant Lemoncello

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: liqueurs
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 3 lemons
  • 500 ml vodka
  • 100 g sugar


  • Scrub lemons well and pat dry to remove preservative wax. Peel off the rind avoiding bitter white pith.
  • Mix lemon peel, juice and vodka in large jar with 500ml water.
  • Mix the sugar with 125ml water in a small pan and slowly bring to boil to dissolve sugar, allow to cool slightly and then add to the vodka jar.
  • Cover and set aside for 24 hours in a cool place.
  • Strain through muslin/cheesecloth or kitchen paper twice to ensure it is completely clear and pour into sterilised bottles.