VIDEO: DIY limoncello recipe

Apr 24, 2014 at 3:00 a.m. ET

This Italian favorite will taste even sweeter when it's made in your kitchen.

DIY limoncello recipe


  • 10 lemons
  • 2 (750 ml) bottles vodka
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water


  1. Remove the zest from the lemons with a vegetable peeler.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the peels with the vodka.
  3. Cover, and keep in a cool, dark place for 5 days.
  4. Strain the liquid, and discard the zest.
  5. In a large saucepan, simmer the sugar and the water, stirring until the sugar dissolves (4 to 6 minutes).
  6. Let cool.
  7. Stir in the vodka mixture.
  8. Refrigerate.

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