Standard Limoncello Recipe
There are many limoncello recipes available on the internet but since I’m engaged in a pseudo-scientific endeavor here, it makes sense to publish my basic recipe. Wanna hear it? Here it go:
2 750ml bottles of pure grain alcohol
The zest of 17 lemons
3.5 cups of white sugar
5 cups of water
Zest the lemons, put them in a glass one-gallon jar with the alcohol and let it sit for 45 days. Then mix the sugar and water in a pot and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Let the mixture sit until completely cool and then mix with the alcohol and lemon infusion. Let that mixture sit for 45 days. Then filter the mixture 4 times using #4 coffee filters. Bottle the liquid and put it in the freezer.
That’s the short, basic version. There’s a lot more to it though and it would be wise of you to check the long-form recipe for all the gory details.