Limone, or “lemon” in Italian, provides the refreshing, sweet kick in this simple, tasty liqueur. If possible, use organic lemons.
- Portion size 5 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Cookbook: Fall 2009
- 8 lemons
- 1 bottle (750 ml) vodka
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 2 cups granulated sugar
MethodScrub 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