Homemade Limoncino (Limoncello)

Homemade Limoncino (Limoncello)

This recipe is easy and makes wonderful holiday gifts.



Level: Easy

Serves: 20


  • 10  To 12 Organic Lemons, Peel Only
  • 1 bottle (750 Ml) Grain Alcohol, Such As Everclear
  • 3-½ cups Water
  • 2-½ cups Sugar


Wash lemons, and carefully peel in long strips. Scrape away any pith on the peels.

Place the peels in a glass jar or pitcher, cover with the alcohol and seal closed. (I used plastic wrap since no lid was available.) Let this steep for 45-50 days.

To make the simple syrup, bring the water to a boil in a large pan. Add the sugar, stirring until completely dissolved. This should take about 10 minutes. Cool completely.

Strain the alcohol mixture into a clean bowl or pitcher. A mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter will suffice.

Stir in simple syrup, and bottle for storage.

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