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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 37
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 98.8
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Number of Servings: 37


    10 lemons
    1 (750-ml) bottle vodka
    3 1/2 cups water
    2 1/2 cups sugar


Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the lemons in long strips (reserve the lemons for another use). Using a small sharp knife, trim away the white pith from the lemon peels; discard the pith. Place the lemon peels in a 2-quart pitcher. Pour the vodka over the peels and cover with plastic wrap. Steep the lemon peels in the vodka for 4 days at room temperature.

Stir the water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Cool completely. Pour the sugar syrup over the vodka mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Strain the limoncello through a mesh strainer. Discard the peels. Transfer the limoncello to bottles. Seal the bottles and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours and up to a month.

Number of Servings: 37

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHIRSSYK.

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    awesome - 11/6/19

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    This is the exact recipe my family has used for years! Thanks for posting it. You can also freeze some of it (leave enough head space for expansion) and it will keep about 6 months. - 10/3/11