The ingredients are simple and few but it takes some time to steep. Serve directly from the freezer!

Serves: 1 bottle Preparation time: 30′ + 6 days resting Cooks in: 2′ Ready in: 32′

8 thick-skinned lemons, unwaxed
150gr sugar
750ml 100-proof vodka *

For the syrup:
200ml water
200gr sugar


Step 1
Wash the lemons thoroughly with hot water to remove any reside of dirt or pesticides and pat dry. Carefully zest the lemons with a vegetable peeler. Leave no white pith on the peel. Whizz peel with sugar. Transfer in a bottle or large jar with lid.

Step 2
Pour vodka in the bottle or large jar, seal tightly and store in a dry, dark place for 6 days.

Step 3
After the rest period prepare the syrup: Boil water and sugar for 2 minutes until it dissolves. Leave to cool.

Step 4
Strain vodka in a bowl, add the syrup, mix well and bottle Limoncello. Keep in the freezer until ready to serve.

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