Estimated Time: 20 Minutes - 125 Calories

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Divide limoncello evenly among 3 sterilized (750-milliliter) bottles, and seal.

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