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.

  • Portion size 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 lemon
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) vodka
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar

Method

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 facts Per 1 oz (30 ml) : about

  • Sodium 0 mg
  • Protein 0 g
  • Calories 33.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 4 g
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