Limoncello

Recipe Author:

Tree-Ripe Fruit Co.

Prep time: 45 Mins
Cook time: 5 Mins
Inactive time: 1-4 Weeks
Total time: 4 Weeks 50 Minutes
Number of servings: 16

This recipe features our organic California Meyer Lemons.

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ Cups Meyer lemons peels (10-15 lemons depending on size)
  • 750ml Vodka
  • 3 ½ Cups sugar
  • 3 ½ Cups water

Instructions

  1. Rinse and scrub clean the Meyer lemons. Cut the peel of the Meyer lemons into large strips making sure to remove any white pith. Place Meyer lemon peels into a 1 quart glass sealable jar.
  2. Add vodka to lemon peels, cover tightly and store in a dark, cool place for 1 week or up to 1 month, shake mixture every other day. The longer the mixture infuses, the more “lemony” it will become.
  3. Place a mesh strainer in medium-sized bowl and line it with cheesecloth and strain the lemon-vodka mixture. When finished straining, squeeze the lemon peels in the cheese cloth to extract as much liquid and flavor as possible. Throw away cheesecloth and peels.
  4. After your lemon has infused for the desired amount of time, heat water and sugar on medium heat, whisk until the sugar has completely dissolved and simmer for 5 minutes. Let the syrup cool completely, this will take about 1 hour.
  5. Combine syrup and vodka mixture in a bowl, bottle or jar and refrigerate. Let the Limoncello chill, gently shake before service. Keep refrigerator for up to one year.