Limoncello Made with Love
Updated: Jun 8
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My family went to Italy when I was in Chiropractic school. I chose not to go since I would get anxiety if I missed any class. Too bad I didn't know about this then! Anyways, my mom fell in love with limoncello there (how could you not?!).
My husband had a great idea to make some for her for Christmas. So, about 8 weeks out, we started! There are two real phases to making it. The first part is about the lemons, the second, about the sugar. Here's how we did it:
Ingredients and Directions:
We purchased 15 organic lemons. I always buy organic, but organic here is extremely important since the rinds are used. We peeled the lemons and put into a few different (very clean) glass containers. Topped with a strong Polish liquor, leaving a little head space. The glass bottles were stored in the bottom of our buffet (away from light) for 6 weeks. We agitated the bottles weekly to make sure the oils from all the peels were evenly infusing with the liquid.
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The lemons were strained out of the alcohol and the yellow liquid was added in a pot with 3 and a half cups of water and 3 cups of biodynamic sugar. We brought it up to a boil, and kept stirring until it dissolved. It cooled (until almost room temp) and we put in clean flip top bottles. Back under the buffet they went until we headed home to celebrate the holidays (wait at least 10 days)!
Have you ever made limoncello? Are you interested in trying it yourself? Let me know, and as always, #GetSatiated!