Homemade Limoncello

For past many months, wanted to make a Limoncello Cake, but could not since Limoncello isn't available here. With so many restrictions, virus spreading even more as days go by, things are difficult to get. While surfing the internet one day found a recipe of Homemade Limoncello, then researched this by seeing so many recipes on the net. At last made by own. The taste is so awesome, simply loved it, it taste exactly like the one I, enjoyed in Europe.
I, love this Homemade Limoncello! I kept the Lemon zest to age longer - for 3 weeks and then once the simple syrup was added another 3 weeks. Still did not strain the whole content, want it more flavor of lemon so will keep it for another 1- 2 weeks or so. Used only how much I wanted for this bundt cake - Torta al Limoncello With Homemade Limoncello.
Will make more Limoncello for Christmas, as soon as I, am able to get good quality Vodka. Had only 400Ml vodka in the house, so made it with that, but added 6 Lemon's zest ( I peeled them with a peeler), here we get medium size lemons/ not Meyer lemons in this season, but , if you happen to get big ones or Meyer lemons, add according to your taste. I feel the more the lemon zest the better the taste. Love the golden/ lemon hue this Limoncello has.

6 Lemons
400 Ml Vodka
For the Simple Syrup
¼ Cup White Sugar
½ Cup Water

Zest the lemons ( I used the peeler to peel the lemons) and place it into a large glass bottle or jar. Pour in vodka. Cover and let infuse for 2- 3 weeks, at room temperature.
After three weeks, combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, let is simmer for 2 minutes. Cool till it comes to room temperature.
Stir this syrup in Limoncello bottle. Seal the bottle with a cork. Let mixture age for another 2 - 3 weeks at room temperature. 
Decant/strain into glass bottle and seal the bottle with a cork.
See the beautiful color of this Homemade Limoncello has!!
When you want to enjoy this drink. Place bottled liqueur into the freezer. When icy cold, serve in chilled vodka glasses or shot glasses.
My Notes
Don’t toss the peels. I let them dry for an hour on a dry clean cloth, then roll them in caster sugar. You can use them for decoration. I pulsed them in my small grinder jar and have ready made lemon zest in a freezer. Do give this a try! You will love this flavor filled zest.

Labels: Homemade,  Cocktail, International Cuisine, Italy, Vodka, Lemon, Limoncello, Liqueur
Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

Happy Home-maker and culinary enthusiast.

1 comment:

  1. What a delicious recipe!
    I'm going to do it too, with your instructions you see total success! Limoncello is delicious and flavored biscuits is perfect!