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Homemade Rosemary Limoncello recipe. How to make Homemade limoncello makes great DIY gifts for Christmas and the holidays.

Homemade Limoncello Recipe

Homemade Limoncello makes great gifts.
Course Beverage
Cuisine Italian
Author www.highlandsranchfoodie.com

Ingredients

  • 8 lemons Meyer or Eureka, washed and dried
  • One 4-inch rosemary sprig washed and dried
  • 2 bottles 100-proof alcohol 750 ml. each, EverClear or Vodka
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar

Instructions

  1. Peel lemons with a sharp vegetable peeler, taking only the zest (top layer) and avoiding any white pith. Put rosemary in a one gallon glass or ceramic container with a tight seal. Add zest to jar.
  2. Pour 750 ml. vodka over rosemary and zest; seal container. Let sit undisturbed in a cool, dark place for 40 days.
  3. In a saucepan, bring 5 cups water to a boil and add sugar. Cook, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Let sugar syrup cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  4. Pour syrup and remaining 750 ml. vodka over lemon-vodka mixture, stir, and seal container. Let sit in a cool, dark place for another 40 days.
  5. Pour limoncello through cheesecloth into a large spouted pitcher and divide among gift bottles.