This sunny, sweet-tart Italian lemon liqueur is delicious sipped ice-cold on its own or mixed into cocktails like a Limoncello Spritz!
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe, so let's round them up and get started!
Pour the entire bottle (750 mL) of vodka into a glass jar and add the lemon zest from 10 lemons.
Seal the jar tightly with a lid and set it in a cool, dark place for at least 1 week, and up to 1 month.
Let steep for a week to extract lemon flavor, then swirl and taste-test every few days until it reaches a bright, tangy flavor.
Pour vodka mixture through a double layer of cheesecloth. Then discard the cheesecloth.
Bring water and sugar to a boil, and whisk until sugar dissolves. Then remove from heat and let cool completely.
Stir the simple syrup into lemony vodka mixture, starting with 1 cup. Taste and add more until desired flavor is achieved.
Pour the finished lemon liqueur into a freezer-safe bottle that has a tight-fitting cap. Place in the refrigerator or freezer.
Serve ice-cold on its own, or mix it into your favorite cocktail.