Our version of the lemon-infused Italian liqueur is bright and refreshing.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Peel strips of zest from lemons using a vegetable peeler; reserve lemons for another use. Put zest and vodka in an airtight container; let stand at room temperature at least 2 days (or up to 1 week).

  • Stir together sugar and the hot water until sugar is dissolved; let cool. Stir sugar mixture into vodka mixture; refrigerate in an airtight container 1 day.

  • Before serving, pour through a large sieve into a decanter or serving vessel; discard zest. Pour 2 ounces limoncello into each glass.

Cook's Notes

Limoncello can be stored in the freezer in an airtight container up to 3 months.

Reviews (3)

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Rating: 5 stars
I made this recipe and it turned out great. I cut the amount of sugar to 2 cups, and it was great, as I don't like things that are super sweet. I poured in more vodka, and that also turned out great. Main thing is get really good lemons, and let those bad boys sit - up to 2 weeks, to really get a lot of lemony goodness.
Rating: 5 stars
Now I want to try Orangecello.
Rating: Unrated
Great idea...but what size bottle of vodka?