Recipe courtesy of Rocco DiSpirito

Limoncello

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 18 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 3 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 quarts
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Ingredients

2 pounds very fresh lemons

1 quart grain alcohol

6 cups water

2 1/2 cups sugar

Directions

  1. Zest lemons, making sure not to include any pith. Put zest in a jar with alcohol and let stand in the dark for 3 days, making sure to shake the jar at least twice a day.
  2. When the lemons are pale, all the oil has been extracted. Strain the liquid and discard the zest. In a saucepan over low heat, heat water and sugar until sugar dissolves and syrup is clear. Let cool to room temperature and mix with infused alcohol. Strain liquid through a coffee filter.

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