Tested till perfect Limoncello
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Limone, or “lemon” in Italian, provides the refreshing, sweet kick in this simple, tasty liqueur. If possible, use organic lemons.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Cookbook: Fall 2009

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6 cups (1.5 L)


  • 8 8lemonlemons
  • 1 bottle (750 mL) 1 bottle (750 mL)vodka
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupswater
  • 2 cups 2cupsgranulated sugar
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Scrub lemons in hot soapy water; rinse well and dry. With vegetable peeler or zester, peel off rind, avoiding white pith. Place rind in 4-cup (1 L) airtight jar; pour in vodka. Seal and let steep in cool dark place for 5 days.

In small saucepan, bring water and sugar to boil; boil gently for 15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

In large measure, stir vodka mixture with sugar mixture; strain through coffee filter– or cheesecloth–lined funnel into decorative bottles, discarding rind. Seal. (Make-ahead: Store in cool, dark place for up to 1 year.)

Nutritional Information Per 1 oz (30 ml) : about

cal 33 pro 0g total fat 0g sat. fat 0g
carb 4g fibre 0g chol 0mg sodium 0mg
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