Limoncello, a delicious, easy to make Homemade Italian liqueur. Served over ice or straight up. The perfect summertime on the patio or after dinner liqueur.
Summertime is finally upon us as I hear every Canadian yell in my ear, after that horrible winter they had, the ice storm, the never-ending snow, and “how many trees did you lose?” or “how long were you without electricity?”
Fortunately I cannot share their memories which kind of makes me feel left out, but glad I didn’t have to experience the “great cold.”
Yesterday I spent most of the morning walking around the city and by 12:00 p.m. I was starving! We went to grab a bite to eat at this eclectic/taco kind of place because I was craving a taco so badly.
But in the end I didn’t even get one because I had my first quesadilla instead! I didn’t find it that great, and looking back, I am regretting not getting that taco after all.. but, there’s always tomorrow right?
While I was in that restaurant I also noticed the drink menu and I saw that they were featuring sangria as one of their specials and that’s when it hit me!
Sangria is a great summer drink, but I would probably say that the best refreshing summer drink is limoncello. Lemons+vodka= PERFECTION (at least in my opinion) So try this recipe and let me know what you think! Viva l’estate!
More Liqueurs you may enjoy!
- 4 lemons (remove the peel no white if possible, I used a potato peeler and it worked really well)
- 2 cups vodka
- 2 cups water
- 1-1 1/2 cups sugar
In a large jar (that closes tightly) add the peel (no white if possible) and vodka, close the jar tightly and let sit 12 days. Swirl the ingredients once a day.
After the 12 days, boil the water and sugar until sugar dissolves about 5 minutes, let cool. Meanwhile strain through a sieve the alcohol and lemon mixture, then add the strained mixture with the cooled sugar and water syrup, mix. Let sit for a day or two at room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours before consuming. Serve straight up or over ice. Lasts up to a month. Enjoy!
Updated from July 4, 2014.