Limoncello

Joke mentioned his wish for a bottle of this to be in his freezer a few months back now. Suse emailed me with a request on behalf of a work colleague, so I’ve finally got my act together to bring it to the blog.

Limoncello
12 lemons
2x750ml bottles of vodka, the best quality with the highest alcohol content you can find
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
– remove the yellow part of the peel, carefully avoiding any of the white pith. This sounds pedantic but is quite important.
– Put the peels in a jar or bottle and add one of the bottles of vodka. Seal tightly.
– Leave the bottle to steep until the peel loses its colour (a minimum of two weeks).
– Boil the water and sugar together until the sugar dissolves. Let cool.
– Strain the vodka from the peels.
– Mix all the vodka and sugar syrup together.
– Seal tightly and let sit for at least a week.
– Store it in the freezer.

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