17 Dec 2012

Making Christmas #4: Limoncello recipe.

Christmas is coming

So there is just enough time to squizz this one in before Christmas - a cheats Limoncello recipe:

You will need:

4 unwaxed organic lemons
75cl bottle of vodka
550g caster sugar
525ml boiling water

Stage one, zest the lemons making sure you don't get any of the pith with it.  Drop the zest into large, sterilised jar and pour the vodka over it.  Shake vigorously for a couple minutes and then shake a couple times every day for a week.  
After 7 days stage two commences; put the sugar into a bowl and pour the freshly boiled water over the top and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.  When the sugar syrup has cooled, pour it into the jar with the vodka and lemons.  Again shake for a couple minutes and then shake a couple times everyday. 
Ideally leave it for a week, however I am fully aware that would take you past Christmas... so at the last possible moment, strain it and pour into the decorative bottles (or into mason jars as is the current trend) and give as a lovely, boozy gift with a couple of pretty glasses.

Limoncello 4
Limoncello 1


  1. Oh my! I have always wanted to make my own limoncello and these bottles are so cute! Definitely saving this post for a little project when I get back from vacation!

    1. Thank you :) I have always wanted to make my own Limoncello too, so it feels a little sad to have to give it away now...!

  2. What a great idea!! Is that your handwriting on the tags? It's perfect!

    1. Aww thank you! My writing is so illegible normally, even I was pleased with this!