Limoncello that Packs a Punch!

Joyce Newman

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@JoyceNewmansKitchen

This is a great after dinner aperitif and it packs a punch! One little cordial full will relax you quite nicely! The Meyer lemons and Everclear alcohol really make the difference in this recipe! The recipe and a bag of Meyer lemons were given to me for Christmas from my dear friend Valerie, and the rest is history!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Many!
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

7
lemons (meyer lemons are best!)
32 oz
alcohol - everclear 150 proof (vodka will work too)
4 1/2 c
sugar
32 oz
water
5 bottle
empty oil & vinegar bottles (bought mine at world market)

Step-By-Step

1Peel lemons with a potato peeler and place rinds in a large jar or covered glass container. I used my 2 qt. glass Pampered Chef Mixing bowl/picture with lid.
2Pour in alcohol and let set for 4 to 7 days on kitchen counter. (I do 7 days for a stronger lemon flavor). I also give it a little stir every day, but not necessary.
3When your lemon peelings and alcohol are ready, boil sugar in water til sugar dissolves. Let cool to room temp.
4Strain the alcohol & peelings and pour into sugar/water, leaving peelings in the strainer. Stir well.
5Pour into bottles and keep in the freezer until ready to drink. These lovely bottles of liquid gold make very nice gifts too, if you can part with any! Enjoy!
6*Hint: I squeeze all the juice from the lemons and freeze them in ice trays. When frozen, you can bag them up and use them for cooking or to make lemonade!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Italian