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Limoncello is a classic Italian liqueur with a unique unmistakable lemon flavor. In Italy they usually drink Limoncello very cold as a digestive. Limoncello is really easy to make. You can make it at home with a few useful tools and few ingredients.
You can even use it for the preparation of desserts, or you can add some drops to fresh fruit salads; or add a dash on top of your Gelato. So join me using the recipe below to make your very own batch with only the best Vodka and juicy local lemons!
8 Big Organic Lemons
1 liter (4 cups) of Smilov Spirits Vodka
600g (3 cups) of granulated sugar
1 litre (4 cups) of water
Wash the lemons then dry them with kitchen paper. Do not rub them too much so as not to disperse oils and perfume.
Peel the lemons with a potato peeler. Take care to remove ONLY the zest (yellow part), leaving the white spongy one on the lemon, as it could give a bitter taste to the liqueur.
Place the lemon zest in a large airtight glass jar then pour Smilov Vodka into it. Let them infuse for 2 weeks in a cool place out of direct sunlight. Better cover the jar with a cloth to be sure that it remains in the dark. During this time, SHAKE THE JAR EVERY DAY to mix the ingredients well without ever opening the jar.
After the required infusion time, you need to make the syrup. So put the water and sugar in a saucepan and, over low heat, bring to a boil. Stir constantly until the sugar is completely dissolved. Then let it cool down.
Now filter the liquid with a sieve and remove the lemon zest.
Once the syrup is cold, add it to the infusion of alcohol and lemon zest and mix well. Pour the Limoncello into glass bottles with hermetic closure or cork stopper. Store the bottles in a cool, dark place for one week.
Now your homemade Limoncello is ready! Remember to put it in the freezer at least three hours before drinking it or keep it always in the freezer, ready to drink on any occasion! Don't forget to send us your creations and let us know how it went! - Mary aka The Vodka Lady!
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