Quick and easy homemade limoncello liqueur
A super easy recipe for limoncello to serve either as a chilled liqueur or to use with baking and dessets and in cocktails too of course
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 and leave for 4-7 days in a cool dark cupboard. The liquid will be bright golden yellow and peels pale
Mix the sugar with 200ml water and heat gently till sugar dissolved, boil then lower heat and simmer 5 minutes to make a simple syrup.
Cool syrup then add to the lemon vodka and pour into a sterilised bottle and shake well
Strain through muslin/cheesecloth or kitchen paper twice to ensure it is completely clear and pour into sterilised bottles.
This recipe makes a 750ml bottle of limoncello liqueur.
The calorie calculations are taken for a shot of limoncello.
Removing wax from lemons
Just wash them with warm soapy water, rinse thoroughly and dry then they have no more wax on them and are perfect for zesting.
Use your limoncello for sipping, making cocktails, adding to bakes and desserts too.
Keep some in the freezer for the perfect icy shot.
Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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