Original Limoncello

Original Limoncello
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An easy limoncello recipe to make at home, courtesy of Chris Donahue at Casa Nonna. 

8
Servings
452
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Liter  Everclear
  • 13  lemons, peeled
  • 4  Ounces  lemons, zested
  • 19  Ounces  water
  • 28  Ounces  simple syrup, to taste

Directions

Combine the Everclear, lemon peels, water, and simple syrup to taste in a container. Let sit for 30 days, and add the lemon zest. Let sit for another 15 days. Filter the limoncello (using a permanent coffee filter or cheesecloth strainer), and bottle. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
91g
70%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
87µg
12%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Calcium, Ca
92mg
9%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
31µg
8%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
88mg
28%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
229mg
33%
Riboflavin
3mg
100%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
51mg
3%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
68g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Limoncello Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Limoncello Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.

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