Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur typically served very cold as an after dinner drink. Traditional recipes involve soaking the lemon peels in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 months to extract lemon flavor into the alcohol. This simplified recipe for Sunkist Meyer Lemon Limoncello calls for soaking Meyer lemon peels in vodka for 14-21 days. It is very important to use only the yellow peel of the lemon and not the white pith, which is quite bitter. At the end of two to three weeks, the lemon-alcohol mixture is blended with simple syrup, made by dissolving equal parts sugar in water. Commercially available Limoncello is 32 to 40% alcohol by volume. This recipe creates a final product that is 23% alcohol by volume, which is still quite strong but very pleasant to sip.
calories: 129, total fat: 0g, saturated fat: 0g, % calories from fat: 0%, % calories from saturated fat: 0%, protein: 0g, carbohydrate: 14g, cholesterol: 0mg, dietary fiber: 0g, sodium: 1mg