Limoncello Recipe

Hello everybody! Today I am sharing with you how I make limoncello. Watch the video below as I make my limoncello recipe or continue reading for the written recipe.


  • 5 lemons, peel only
  • 1 1/4 cup pure grain alcohol
  • glass jar with seal
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar

Using a vegetable peeler, peel the skin off of each lemon in long strips, making sure to only peel the skin and not peel into the white pith of the lemon.

Place the strips into the glass jar and add the alcohol. For alcohol I use everclear or you can use vodka. Mix together and seal shut. Store in a dark, cold place, like a basement, for at least 30 days.

After 30 days, continue to the next step.

Add the water into a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the sugar and heat over medium/low heat until the sugar has completely melted into the water. Remove from heat and set aside to cool off.

Once the sugar water has cooled, strain the lemon alcohol into the sugar water and discard the peels. Mix together to make the limoncello. Transfer the limoncello into a bottle and store in the refrigerator. Serve the limoncello in chilled glasses and enjoy responsibly! Cin cin!!

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  1. Brenda Reichle says:

    love all you cook reminds me of my mother

  2. Shari Bond says:

    Or you could just buy it online for about $11. It looks too good to wait 30 days.

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