Meals in Italy often end with an ice cold glass of Limoncello. It is easy to make at home and makes for wonderful homemade gifts.

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Prep Time16 hrs
Steep Time4 d
Course: Drinks
Servings: 7 Cups
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 10 large organic lemons
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle vodka
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 2 ½ cups sugar


  • Remove the peels from the lemons using a vegetable peeler. Reserve lemons for another use. Place the peels in a two-quart pitcher and pour in the vodka. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to steep for 4 days at room temperature.
  • Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool completely. Pour cooled syrup over the lemon peels and vodka and allow to sit at room temperature overnight.
  • Strain the limoncello through a mesh strainer, discard the peels. Transfer to bottle and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until cold. Keep limoncello in the freezer if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 86g29%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 75g83%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 34IU1%
Vitamin C 82mg99%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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