Limoncello

You can make this with any citrus. The key is using the best and freshest citrus possible. Fruit that has been in storage a long time gives[ a muddy taste to the drink.]

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
30 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 12 Meyer lemons, or a mixture of lemons and limes, peel only, no pith
  • 3 sprigs lavender, optional but lovely
  • 2 liters light rum or vodka
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
Directions

Put the lemon peels, lavender, if using, and rum or vodka in a container and let stand for 4 weeks.

Strain the mixture into a decanter.

Mix the sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool before adding to the rum mixture.

Serve in small aperitif glasses.

Store in the freezer for up to 1 year.

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