Limoncello is pure deliciousness! But in most cases you either love it or hate it….Me, well I’m addicted to it! My very first encounter with this delicous beverage was in Positano, Italy. I had no idea what it was as the waiter handed my husband and me each a complimentary shot glass of it. Since then it is my top pick of anything alcoholic. (Though a good white wine is also at the top!) Just a bit of advice…it tastes much better on the rocks and in Italy they know how we (as in “Americans”) like it and they usually will bring you a glass of ice on the side….are we that transparent? YIKES!
I can’t claim that I have ever made it myself though it is on my “bucket list”. My husband, being the sweet guy that he is, found this super easy recipe that isn’t quite as in-depth as most limoncello recipes. For those who like instant gratification this one’s not for you…it takes a month to steep before it’s good and ready for “bottoms up”!
(Note: this recipe is compliments of Gizmodo)
What You’ll Need:
- 1 bottle Skyy Vodka (750ml.)
- 2 lemons, rinsed (ideally organic, Meyer lemons)
- 1.5 cups simple syrup (50/50 water and sugar by weight)
- Zest of two lemons (new, fresh Meyers)
- Pour vodka into a clean glass jar.
- Wrap lemons in cheesecloth and suspend over vodka (using the twine to secure them).
- Seal tightly, and let sit undisturbed (in a cool, dark place) for one month.
- After one month, discard lemons, then add syrup and the fresh zest of two new lemons.
- Let sit for 15 minutes, and strain through a fine mesh sieve (or more cheesecloth).
- Chill and then drink up….
If you’ve ever made your own limoncello I’d like to hear how it tasted. I’m sure it was great!