Like vacationing in Italy: fruity, fresh limoncello is the perfect summer drink. It is easy to prepare from just 3 ingredients, but the lemon liqueur needs some time to fully develop its aroma. Cin cin!
For Limoncello, we first remove the essential oils from the lemon peel with the help of high-percentage alcohol. We then refine the flavored alcohol with sugar syrup and the fruity limoncello is ready to enjoy.
Make limoncello yourself – ingredients for approx. 1.5 liters:
- 10 organic lemons
- 3/4 l vodka
- 500 g of sugar
Make limoncello yourself – this is how it works step by step:
- Wash lemons * with hot water, rub dry, and peel them with the peeler so that no white skin sticks to the peel, otherwise scrape it off with the back of a knife so that the limoncello does not become bitter.
- Put the lemon peel in a large container, pour the vodka over it and cover it and let it steep for at least 1 week at room temperature. The yellow color of the lemon peel will fade during this time and merge into the alcohol.
- Bring 3/4 l water and sugar to the boil and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Then let it cool down.
- Add the sugar syrup to the vodka mixture, stir, let it steep again overnight. The next day, pour through a sieve into clean bottles and close.
- Squeeze the peeled lemons and use the juice for other purposes – e.g. B. Put it in ice cude tray and freeze it. Also great: Use the lemon juice to make lemonade yourself.
This is how homemade limoncello is particularly good
- Allow time to pull through! Theoretically, limoncello can be drunk immediately after preparation, but it tastes best when it can steep for another week or two.
- Make sure to use organic lemons to make your own limoncello, because their peel has not been chemically treated.
- Always enjoy limoncello straight from the refrigerator and over ice. Then it tastes best.
- Incidentally, self-made limoncello is a great gift from the kitchen, filled in pretty bottles and provided with a decorative label.