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Homemade Limoncello Recipe

Homemade Limoncello Recipe

Why not give a go at making Limoncello yourself with this recipe.

You will need

Limoncello Recipe

  • 5 unwaxed lemons
  • 1l bottle of Vodka
  • 750g of caster sugar
  • 700ml of boiling water


You will also need a Large clean jar with a lid


  1. Zest  all the lemons, taking care not to get any white pith.  Put the lemon zest into a large clean jar and pour over the vodka.  Cover with a tightly fitting lid and leave for 7 to 10 days, shake the jar each day to bring out the flavours.

  2. Put the sugar in a heatproof bowl and carefully pour over the boiling water, stirring until the sugar has fully dissolved.  Add the vodka from the jar and leave for a further 7 to 10 days, shaking the jar regularly.

  3. Strain into decorative bottles, adding a few strips of lemon zest to each bottle.
  4. Then sit back and enjoy.


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