Creamy Limoncello

Servings 3 Liters


  • 1 Liter Grain Alcohol (Everclear)
  • 10-12 Organic Lemons (from your neighbor's tree)
  • 8 cups Water
  • 8 cup White Sugar


  1. Wash and dry your lemons. (use only water to wash the lemons) 

  2. Peel the lemons with a vegetable peeler (peel as thin as possible and try not to get too much of the white pith under the peel - it's really bitter)

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  3. Put the peels into a large glass sealable jar. Add the alcohol and make sure that it completely covers the peels. Let the mixture steep for 7-8 days

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  4. After the infusing period, strain the peels through a fine mesh sieve

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  5. In a large saucepan, combine the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Once the sugar is dissolved, and the syrup is clear you can remove it from heat. Let the syrup cool to room temperature

    simple syrup
  6. In a one liter sealable bottle, combine 10 oz of the infused grain alcohol with 20 oz of the simple syrup. Seal, shake well and refrigerate

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