This was first sampled in Iowa and then savored at an Italian restaurant as an after-dinner sipping drink. When I saw a recipe for Limoncello and how simple it was, I had to try. The results were fantastic ... a flavorful, bright yellow drink that is best served well chilled. Orange is the next flavor to try!
1/2 cup lemon rind strips (peel with vegetable peeler)
4 cups vodka (better quality equals better color)
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
Combine lemon rind and vodka. Let stand, covered, for two weeks. Strain. Combine with simple syrup made of sugar and water. Chill and enjoy!