Limoncello is an authentic Italian lemon-flavored liqueur, highly appreciated in Italy and around the world.
Sometimes pronounced limoncino (northern Italy) others Limoncello (southern Italy)
I’m not a regular drinker and actually, as written in my latest book – The Black and White “Smile” I haven’t been drinking alcohol in a year.
But that doesn’t mean we’re all the same 🙂
So look below for the recipe for an authentic Italian homemade Limoncello.
Ingredients for 1 liters of limoncello:
– 5-8 untreated lemons
– ½ liter of alcohol at 90 °
– 350 grams of sugar
– 0.7 liter of water
Limoncello recipe procedure:
First, wash the lemons thoroughly
Dry them well with a clean cloth
Prepare the alcohol and a glass jar with a fairly large cap
With a knife or a potato peeler remove the very thin peel from the lemons, being careful not to take the white part; put the peels in the glass container and add the alcohol
Close the glass container and mix well.
Leave the lemon zeste to soak in alcohol for a week, shaking the container from time to time; you will see that the alcohol will become more and more yellow and the lemon peels increasingly clear
After 7 days, prepare the sugar and water syrup; in a saucepan, heat the water then add the sugar
Heat over low heat, stirring until the sugar has all dissolved then turn off and let cool
And here is our limoncello ready to be filtered
Proceed to filter the limoncello with the help of a sieve and another large container
And here is the limoncello ready to be bottled
Enjoy it in moderation 😉