The Best Limoncello Recipe You’ll Ever Make (Infographic)

Unlike many DIY projects, homemade limoncello provides maximum reward for minimal effort. It requires some advance planning — this isn’t the sort of parlor trick you can turn around in a day — but most of the “work” happens without any activity or input from your end. Lemon rinds infuse high-proof vodka, giving it a sharp tang and sunny color. All that’s left to do is filter, sweeten, and drink in la dolce vita.

This recipe yields approximately 42 ounces of limoncello.

The Best Limoncello Recipe You’ll Ever Make (Infographic)

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  1. Peel lemons in long strips, avoiding the bitter white pith.
  2. Put the lemon peels in the bottom of a quart-sized pot or lidded jar. Pour in vodka.
  3. Seal tightly with plastic wrap or lid, and keep covered, at room temperature, for four to seven days. (Give the contents a little shake every few days.)
  4. Uncover and strain your lemon-infused vodka into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Use water and sugar to make simple syrup, let cool, and stir into limoncello.
  6. Chill and enjoy.