Homemade Limoncello

Homemade Limoncello


(what someone blurts out when they get a bottle of homemade limoncello as a present for Christmas)

Have you had limoncello before? Oh man, it’s good! If you’ve never had it, it’s a sweet Italian lemon liqueur that comes from the Amalfi coast and it’s abso-fricking delightful. It’s pretty much the nectar of the gods, if you ask me. I love adding it to sparkling water, drizzling it on top of vanilla ice cream, mixing it with cranberry juice or sipping it from a fancy cordial glass. Limoncello is heavenly when served directly from the freezer where it remains cold, syrupy and viscous. Think maple syrup but lemony & boozy!


  • 11 organic lemons
  • 1 liter bottle vodka (Martha suggests 160-proof, I used 100)
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
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