Homemade Lemoncello

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We have a surplus of vodka and we gave homemade lemoncello a try. It’s easy to have a subjective view on the end product, but to be honest, our lemoncello exceeded our expecatations! Here’s our recipe:

  • 10 organic lemons
  • 1 bottle 90 proof vodka
  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • 2 1/2 cups of sugar

Peel only the lemon zest and soak in vodka for 5-7 days. Once it’s finished soaking for a week, boil water and dissolve the sugar. Cool the sugar-water to room temperature and add to vodka and lemons, and soak overnight. Fine strain the mixture in cheesecloth and your lemoncello is done.

Organic lemons are a key to the success of this recipe as non-organic lemons contain pesticides and tend to carry a bitter flavor. Making lemoncello is a quick and easy way to show your culinary expertise while creating an outstanding sipping vodka. Give it a try!