When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Limoncello at Home

created at: 05/03/2010

Limoncello is a sweet, lemon-flavored liqueur that originates from the southern regions of Italy. It’s usually served chilled and straight up, as a lovely after dinner digestif. It has a strong lemon flavor, but contains none of the sourness associated with lemons, since its made by infusing the peel of the lemon, rather than the juice.

created at: 05/28/2010

And SiNCE its merely lemon peel infused into high proof alcohol, it means you can make it at home! In bulk! It only takes three ingredients – lemon peels, sugar, and grain alcohol, and about three months.  

created at: 05/28/2010

I’ve been using variations on this basic recipe from Limoncello Quest, and its a great place to start. There are heaps of online tutorials, including this very thorough one from Instructables.