"By the way, what is limoncello?"
This limoncello recipe is basically a lemon cordial or a lemon liqueur. And we as Italians we call this limoncello. It's one of our popular Italian drinks. Ok, so now you're thinking which is it - a cordial or a liqueur or limoncello?
Let's get a common ground here. It's all in the *word*. More than 30% of my readers are OUTSIDE of the US. So to clarify:
Make sense? So if you are looking for a lemon cordial or lemon liqueur recipe you have come to the right place!
This limoncello recipe is easy to make. Only 3 ingredients - and all recipes are basically the same. I had my brother-in-law email me his copy of the recipe since he made these for us this past New Year's Eve.
What Do I Need To Make Limoncello?
That's IT! NOTHING ELSE - Super duper easy, right?
Well kinda. The ingredients are the easy part. Waiting for it to be ready is the tougher part.
* 6 lemons
* 1 bottle(s) (750-ml) 100-proof vodka
* 1 3/4 cup(s) sugar
* Remove peel from lemons With vegetable peeler.
* Refrigerate peeled lemons for juice. Or see my italian dessert recipes listed below that use fresh lemon juice!
* Pour vodka into 8-cup measuring cup or large glass bowl and add lemon peels.
* Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature for 1 week.
* After 1 week, line sieve with paper towel and place over another large bowl.
* Pour vodka mixture through sieve; throw away the lemon peels. Or do it like my brother-in-law - pick out the rinds with a fork.
* Mix sugar with 3 1/4 cups water and put in a saucepan.
* Boil 2 minutes stirring constantly.
* Remove and cool completely.
* Add cool syrup to vodka mixture.
How do I store limoncello?
Pour into bottles with tight-fitting stoppers or lids. You don't NEED to refrigerate cordials. But they are best served very cold. My bro-in-law keeps his batch in the freezer where it can keep indefinitely. Or until I come over to visit again!
Italian Dessert Recipes to use that extra lemon juice
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Can I use Everclear?
Well, some would argue that vodka is vodka. This recipe gets it's flavor from the lemon peel. Just make sure you get 100 proof.
Is this limoncello recipe the same as a lemon cordial?
Yup! Identical thing. It may be called a liqueur too. In Italy limoncello is made from the lemons off of the Aldafi coast - and it is commonly called "limoncello".
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