Homemade Limoncello Recipe

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Homemade Limoncello
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  • 1 (750 ml) vodka (80-100 proof)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water


  1. Combine vodka and zest in a half gallon jar and let stand at room temperature. tightly covered, for about 10 days. It is ready when the zest has turned pale and vodka is a deep yellow.
  2. Pour liquid through a strainer into a large bowl. Leave zest in the strainer and place stainer over a large measuring cup.
  3. Bring 3 cups of water and sugar to boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes. Pour syrup through strainer into measuring cup and discard the zest. Cool syrup completely.
  4. Add syrup to vodka. Pour liqueur into a large bottle or smaller decorative bottles with tight fitting lids. Let stand for 5 days before serving. Store in the fridge and serve ice cold in chilled shot glasses. If you store homemade limoncello in the freezer it may freeze. (although the friend that gave me this recipe says that is where she stores hers).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 160.66 Kcal (673 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 4.96mg 0%
Potassium 96.77mg 2%
Total Carbs 42.26g 14%
Sugars 37.37g 149%
Dietary Fiber 2.09g 8%
Protein 0.7g 1%
Vitamin C 36.9mg 61%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 32.7mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 64.78 Kcal (271 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 39.02mg 2%
Total Carbs 17.04g 14%
Sugars 15.07g 149%
Dietary Fiber 0.84g 8%
Protein 0.28g 1%
Vitamin C 14.9mg 61%
Iron 0.3mg 4%
Calcium 13.2mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.8
  • 4

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • cholesterol free

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