Limoncello Recipe

Make this Homemade Limoncello as gifts and everyone will be very impressed! It is incredibly easy and quick to make and also tastes so much better than store-bought. Give it a try!

Prep: 15 mins
Ready to drink: 2 weeks

Servings: 2 litres


  • 5 unwaxed lemons
  • 1l bottle vodka
  • 750g caster sugar
  • 700ml boiling water


  1. Use micro=plane or sharp peeler to discard the yellow part from all the lemons, scrape any white pith off. Put the zest in a large clean jar and cover with the vodka. Cover with tightly fitting lid and leave for a week in a dark place, shaking the jar each day.
  2. After mixture sets, combine the sugar and the boiling water in a heatproof bowl, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Add the vodka and peels, seal tightly and leave for a further week, shaking the jar regularly.
  3. Strain into decorative bottles, adding a few strips of lemon zest to each bottle before using.

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