Limoncello

Store your homemade Limoncello in the refrigerator: it’s a perfect home made gift, a great after dinner drink to digest or to enhance the taste of your vanilla ice creams.

10 organic lemons
1.2 kg sugar
1.5 l water
1 l alcohol (95*)

Pare the zest from all the lemons, taking care not to include the white pith. Put the zest in a large clean jar and pour over the alcohol. Cover with a tightly fitting lid and leave for a week, shaking the jar each day.
Put the sugar in a heatproof bowl and pour over the boiling water, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Add the alcohol and peels and leave for a further week, shaking the jar regularly.
Filter the limoncello and then bottle it.
If you are not in a hurry, wait one more week (or even more) before drinking it, it’ll taste better!

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