An Italian Favorite from Our Favorite Italian Chef!

Mario Batali's Limoncello

  • 4 Cup vodka
  • zest of 10 lemons
  • 2 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 3 1/2 Cup water
step-by-step directions
step-by-step directions
  • Place vodka and zest in a sealable jar, like a mason jar and allow to sit in a cool place for 4 days. 
  • On the fifth day place 2 1/2 cups sugar and 3 1/2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Allow to cook 5 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool. 
  • Add sugar solution to the vodka solution and allow to stand overnight. 
  • Strain through a layer of cheesecloth in a conical sieve, pressing the solids firmly.  Strain again through a second layer in the same manner. 
  • Chill and allow to stand 1 week.  Serve very cold.
Similar categories: Italian Cuisine
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