December 19, 2010


This recipe is extremely simple to make, as long as you have the patience to wait for it to steep several weeks. The final product is deliciously potent and keeps well in the freezer or refrigerator for a year ... but doubt you'll be able to make it last that long!

Note: We started with limoncello, but then we swapped out the lemons for limes to make limecello as well as oranges for orangecello. I personally don't have a favorite variety, but somehow the limecello seems to taste the strongest of our varieties.

4 cups vodka
1/2 cup lemon rind strips (about 7 lemons)
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar

Combine vodka and rind in a bowl. Cover, and let stand at room temperature for 2 weeks. Strain through a sieve into a bowl, and discard solids.

Combine water and sugar in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature. Add to the vodka mix. Stir to combine. Store in a clean glass jar in the refrigerator or freezer as it tastes best served chilled.

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