Is there anything more relaxing than sitting by a nice fire, sipping on a frozen limoncello? I first had limoncello several years ago and became an instant fan. My love of limoncello is so well known, that I was gifted a bottle from a friend who visited Rome recently. Oh my! It was wonderful! (Notice the words “recently” and “was”. This stuff doesn’t last long at our house.)

A few years ago, I decided to make it myself. I scoured the internet and was surprised at how simple it was to make! This is the recipe I use.
10-12 organic lemons, washed and peels removed using a vegetable peeler (no pith)
750 ml Everclear (Grain Alcohol) or Vodka (the best you can find)
3 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar
In a quart jar, add the lemon peels and cover with your choice of alcohol. Place a lid on the jar and let sit on the counter for a minimum of 4 days. I prefer a stronger lemon taste, so mine sits for 30 days or longer.
When ready, bring 3 1/2 cups water and 2 1/2 cups sugar to a boil over medium heat making sure all the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
Transfer the lemon mixture to a half gallon jar, pour the cooled simple syrup over it and mix well. Replace the lid and let sit for 24 hours.

After 24 hours, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Pour into your bottles or jars and refrigerate for 24 hours before serving. 


If you like, place the limoncello in a freezer proof bottle/jar and freeze before serving. Trust me, you really want to do this *insert smiley face*. 

Merry Christmas, Emily!

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