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Original Limoncello

Staff Writer


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

Deliver Ingredients


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


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. 

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.