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
246
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
9g
13%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
32g
70%
Vitamin A, RAE
87µg
12%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
65mg
7%
Choline, total
118mg
28%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
41µg
10%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
247mg
35%
Selenium, Se
34µg
62%
Sodium, Na
73mg
5%
Water
128g
5%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

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.