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Limoncello Siciliano (Lemon Liqueur)

Limoncello Siciliano (Lemon Liqueur)

This popular liqueur is traditionally served after dinner.

Servings: 1 Litre

Ingredients:

1 litre 98% alcohol (196 proof)
800 grams sugar
10-12 medium-sized lemons
2 litres water

Directions:

Peel lemons with a potato peeler, making sure to get as much of the yellow skin as possible and almost none of the white.
Put lemon peels into a lidded glass container. Pour in the alcohol, and cover the lemon peels completely.
Shake the container daily for 7-8 days.
Strain the liquid after 7-8 days through a fine mesh strainer lined with muslin or several layers of cheesecloth.
Boil the sugar in the water, making sure it is completely dissolved. Let it cool.
Add the sugar syrup to the strained liquid, and stir.
Bottle and put into the freezer. Leave at least a month!
Take out, and let thaw.
Serve very cold.Buon Appetito!