- Phuoc'n Delicious - https://www.phuocndelicious.com -

Reminiscing: Limoncello in the City of Lemons (Sorrento)

Makes 1.5L of limoncello (arancello)

7 lemons (oranges)

750mL bottle of (grain) vodka

750mL water

3 cups sugar

  1. Clean the lemons and dry. Some lemons may be waxed, to unwax them just pop them into boiling water for about 10 seconds. (I didn’t do this though)
  2. Peel the zest; being careful to not get any of the white pith otherwise it would make the limoncello bitter.
  3. Place the peels in a large jar with the vodka and seal the lid tightly.
  4. Place the jar in a cool, dry place for 3-4 weeks. Every so often shake the content.
  5. When it is time to make the limoncello, dissolve the sugar completely in water and cool to room temperature.
  6. Strain the lemon peels out of the alcohol and then add the sugar syrup.
  7. Pour then into bottles.
  8. Serve cold and enjoy responsibly.