Saturday, 20 February 2010

Bottling the Lemoncello

It's the final stage in the making of my home made Limoncell, straining and bottling, fortunately we had an empty Limoncello bottle to decant it into. Well the waiting was worth it, it gets a thumbs up from my husband, he says it tastes authentic.


1/2 bottle (35cl) of Vodka
7 lemons, washed (use warm water and scrub if they are waxed) and dried.
2 cups (400g) sugar
2 cups (400ml) water
Remove the peel from the lemons with a sharp peeler/knife, carefully avoiding the bitter white pith. Please note that if ANY white pith remains on the back of a strip of peel, scrape it off. If you get any of the white part in the batch, the limoncello will be bitter and spoilt.

Put the lemon peel in a glass jar and add the vodka. Seal tightly.

Leave the lemons to steep in the jar in a cool, dark place, for 2-3 months.

I now have to wait another month before I attempt the next step.

The Syrup

Put the water and sugar in a saucepan, stir and slowly heat until it turns clear and all the sugar is dissolved completely. Let the syrup cool.

Put the cooled syrup in the jar with the lemons

Put the jar back in the cool, dark place for at least two weeks.


Strain out the lemon peels through a coffee filter or cheesecloth and pour the limoncello into another container.

Put the liqueur in a clean bottle, seal tightly and leave for at least 1 week before using.

No comments:

Post a Comment