Friday, 19 July 2013

Limoncello - in 2 days!!!

This is such a great quick. I enjoy limoncello on the rocks after dinner on a special occasion. It also works well as a cocktail topped with bubbles or in a long tumbler with ice and soda which is how I served it at an Italian themed baby shower recently!

Makes 700mls

4 lemons (washed, peel on, chopped into large chunks)
2 cups castor sugar
Rind of 1 lemon
350mls vodka
375mls water

Place lemons and sugar into a large bowl and bruise the fruit to extract some of the lemon oil by squashing with the muddler. Add rind, vodka and water to the bowl. Stir to dissolve the sugar. If it doesn't dissolve easily leave for an hour and then stir again.
Cover with plastic wrap, leave in a cool place and allow to infuse for 48 hours
Strain liquid through a sieve, discarding lemons. Pour through a funnel into a bottle to store in the fridge or plastic bottle in the freezer
Serve well chilled from fridge or better still from the freezer.