An Italian liqueur that is good ice cold on its own or in a lemon drop martini, mixed with sparkling wine, or splashed over a bowl of fresh fruit. Though it takes two weeks to infuse the bracing citrusy flavor into the vodka.
- 4 cups vodka
- 1/2 cup lemon rind strips (about 7 lemons)
- 3 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups suga
- Combine vodka and rind in a bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 2 weeks. Strain through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids.
- Combine 3 cups water and 1 1/2 cups sugar in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature. Add to vodka mixture.
- Divide limoncello evenly among 3 sterilized (750-milliliter) bottles, and seal.