Homemade Limoncello (Recipe from the Amalfi Coast)

  Perfect for a hot summer night after you dinner al'fresco - a shot of frozen homemade limoncello - sweet & tart, instantly refreshing.  You can always cheat and buy a fancy bottle of limoncello or limoncino but if you have a little patience you will be great rewarded! 
Here's the no-fail, hands-down best, straight from the Amalfi Coast - Limoncello Recipe!

Homemade Limoncello
Rinds of 6-7 lemons (no whites) - use a potato pealer
1/2 liter of pure alcohol (or flavorless vodka)
1 liter of water
500 gr. sugar

Let the lemon rinds soak in alcohol for 10-12 days
Filter the lemon rinds.
Make a simple syrup with the sugar & water (warming the water on the stove & incorporating all the sugar). Wait for the sugar water to cool.
Combine the simple syrup with the alcohol & mix.
Bottle & place in the freezer.
Serve cold!

1 comment :

  1. I bought the booze to make this today. My question is about the lemons. Should I use more US sized lemons that the recipe calls for? The lemons in Italy are huge!