This is an Italian lemon liqueur traditionally made in the Gulf of Naples, in Southern Italy.
Original recipe serves 15
Ingredients (serves 15)
Discard the pith and reserve the lemons for some other use, like lemonade.
Place the lemon peels in the bottom of a 2 quart pitcher. Pour the vodka over the peels.
Let the vodka mixture sit for 5 days at room temperature.
Stir the sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
Cool completely, and pour the sugar water into the vodka.
Let stand overnight, covered.
Strain limoncello through a mesh strainer and discard the lemon peel. Transfer limoncello to bottles and store in the refigerator for 4 hours or until cold, and up to 1 month.