For 3 LT of Limoncello: Preparation time: 30 mins, Sitting time: 15 days
No idea for Christmas presents? Try out this simple recipe and you will astonish your friends with a homemade, typical Italian liquor which will help them digest Christmas meals!
The only thing you need are:
- 1 LT Pure Alcohol (95% min)
- 8/9 untreated lemons
- 1 aTnd ¼ L of water
- 1 kg of sugar
- …time: lemon peels have to sit for 15 days minimum, before completing the preparation process.
Pour the bottle of Alcohol and the bottle into a gallon jar.
Try to use organic lemons or make sure that lemons are cleaned to remove all pesticides, dirt, and fertilizer chemicals. Dry the lemons. Use a potato peeler to peel just the yellow part of the skin off the lemons. Make sure you have NO white pith on the back of the peels, because this causes bitterness in the finished liqueur. Try to make the peel pieces as large as possible, because this will make the straining process easier.
Put the lemon peels in the gallon jar and stir gently.