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Homemade Limoncello

Meyer Lemon Limoncello

Homemade Meyer Lemon Limoncello made is based on the traditional recipe for an Italian liqueur, which creates a sweet citrus flavor in any cocktail, dessert, or baking recipe!




  1. Add 750 ml vodka to a half-gallon mason jar, then peel 10 organic lemons and add the zest to the jar. Try to keep as little of the pith in-tact as possible, which will make the limoncello bitter. Next, suspend two Meyer lemons in cheesecloth over the jar to extract more oils, and cover for at least two weeks, or up to a month.
  2. When it’s ready, remove the suspended lemons, and strain out the solids, and set the vodka aside.
  3. Chop up the formerly suspended lemons and throw them in a saucepan with the lemon zest from your infusion. Add 2 cups of sugar, 1.5 cups of water, and 1/2 cup of lemon juice. Simmer for about 15 minutes until sugar is dissolved and it has begun to slightly thicken. Let cool, then strain over your bowl of vodka, using cheesecloth or a coffee filter, and pour into your bottles of choice.