Lemon Liqueur Recipe D.I.Y.

Lemon Liqueur Recipe D.I.Y.
Lemon Liqueur Recipe D.I.Y. Relax and Enjoy!

Lemon Liqueur Recipe

Hey Guys and Gals, are you Looking for an awesome Lemon Liqueur Recipe ? Look no further you just found the most awesome tasting Lemon Liqueur Recipe in the world.

Ingriedients you need

Step 1

  • 7 lemons (organic)
  • 3 cups of Vodka

Step 2

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water (divided)

– A large glass jar (I used a 3 liter jar)
 large plastic bowl
– paring knife
– vegetable peeler  (or knife)
– measuring cups (liquid and dry)
– metal strainer
– cheesecloth
– saucepan
– small funnel
– glass bottles, or storage containers, for the final product, you can either use the glass Jar you used before, or just buy a second one. 

Notes on Utensils:
Try to avoid plastic as much as possible when working with strong alcohol. Glass is always preferable.

Steps to create your Lemon Liqueur

  1. Scrub the lemons in warm water and pat dry.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from each lemon in wide strips. Be careful not to remove the white pith, which will impart a bitter flavor to the limoncello.
  3. Place the lemon peels in the prepared jar and pour in of the alcohol.
  4. Push down the lemon peels with a wooden spoon to completely submerge them in the liquid.
  5. Tightly secure the lid and set the jar in a cool, dark place to steep. Stirring is not necessary.

Aging and Storing

  1. After 20 or 40 days, add the second bottle of alcohol to the mixture.

Stage 2

  1. Place the sugar and 2 cups of the water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Decrease to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes to ensure that all the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and cool.
  3. When the sugar syrup is completely cool, add it to the lemon and alcohol mixture in the jar.
  4. Tightly secure the lid, and return the jar to a cool, dark place to steep for an additional 20 to 40 days. Over time, the liquid will absorb the flavor from the lemon peels and turn bright yellow in color.

Store the bottles in a cool, dark place, or keep in the freezer until ready to serve. Lemon Liqueur will keep for several years.


  1. 1.Place the To bottle, first wash the bottles in hot, soapy water and dry thoroughly. Alternatively, run the bottles through the regular cycle of your dishwasher.
    Strain the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer, or coffee filter set in a strainer, into a large bowl.
    Add water to the Lemon Liqueur, to fit your strength taste, I add a 3/4 of a cup (Note: The addition of the water will turn the liquid cloudy and pale yellow in color. This is the desired outcome.) Let it rest for a moment so that any remaining sediment will fall to the bottom of the bowl.
    Using a narrow neck funnel, ladle the limoncello into the prepared bottles, leaving 1-inch headspace.

Serving Your Lemon Liqueur

Congratulations, you made your Liqueur, you will need a bottle and label that is cool enough to compliment your hard work. Honestly if it looks good people will rave about it, put it into a cheap bottle people will make fun of you.

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Written by Binyomin Terebelo
I love hearing from you about why you love something I wrote or published or a recipe I don't know. I am Master Distiller at Terebelo Distillery, Love all things alcohol. Freelance for Grogmag and blog recipes for buildthebottle.com Weekend Rabbi too.
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