Amalfi Limoncello

A friend of mine just got engaged in Rome…sweet I know! However, it did remind me of my honeymoon on the Amalfi coast & where I fell in love with Limoncello.

On my return to England I found it quite expensive to buy, so I thought I’d make my own. After some research I stumbled across this simple but tasty version.

Amalfi lemons are available between May & October.


5 unwaxed lemons
1ltr bottle of vodka
750g caster sugar
700ml boiling water

Peel the zest from all the lemons, taking care not to include any white pith. Put the zest in a large clean jar and pour over the vodka. Cover with a tightly fitting lid and leave for a week, shaking the jar each day.
Put the sugar in a heatproof bowl and pour over the boiling water, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Add the vodka and peels and leave for a further week, shaking the jar regularly.
Strain into decorative bottles, adding a few strips of lemon zest to each bottle.


Enjoy….preferably over some lemon sorbet!

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