Homemade Limoncello


Stolen from Gizmodo

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 bottle Skyy Vodka (750ml.)
  • 2 lemons, rinsed (ideally organic, Meyer lemons)
  • Cheesecloth
  • Twine

To Finish:

  • 1.5 cups simple syrup (50/50 water and sugar by weight)
  • Zest of two lemons (new, fresh Meyers)


Pour vodka into a clean glass jar.
Wrap lemons in cheesecloth and suspend over vodka (using the twine to secure them).
Seal tightly, and let sit undisturbed (in a cool, dark place) for one month.
After one month, discard lemons, then add syrup and the fresh zest of two newlemons.
Let sit for 15 minutes, and strain through a fine mesh sieve (or more cheesecloth).
Chill and then drink up.