T.L.’s Limoncello

Drink limoncello neat or diluted. Add it to lemonade, swap it for the lemonade in an Arnold Palmer, mix it with Prosecco, or turn it into a Tom Collins or a limontini. Homemade limoncello also makes great gifts over the holidays or for special occasions, like birthdays.

T.L.’s Limoncello

LIMONCELLO is one of the most famous Italian liqueurs in the universe. 


  • Remove lemon peels using a vegetable peeler, trimming any excess pith. Transfer peels to a one-gallon jar with an airtight lid.
  • Add vodka to jar, cover, and let steep in a cool, dark place 5 days.
  • Heat water and sugar in a saucepan over high to a boil, stirring often until sugar dissolves, 5 minutes. Let sugar syrup cool completely.
  • Stir sugar syrup into vodka-peels mixture, cover, and let stand in a cool, dark place, 1 day.
  • Strain limoncello through a fine-mesh sieve, pressing peels to release all the liquid. Cover and chill limoncello 1 week.
  • Transfer limoncello to bottles with lids; chill, covered, until ready to serve. Limoncello can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 1 month, or in the freezer for up to 1 year.

Nutrition Facts

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    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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