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October 20, 2013

Recipe: Delicious Limocello

When we visited Italy last year, we took the opportunity to taste lots of limocello. We also brought some home with us. Limocello is actually very easy to make, so if you have a surplus of lemons, give this recipe a try.

This recipe is from From Simple Pleasures by Annabel Langbein.



2 ½ cups vodka

Peel of 8 lemons

Juice of three lemons, strained

¾ cup sugar

3 whole cloves


1. Combine vodka and lemon peel, cover and leave for 48 hours in a cool, dark place. i.e. pantry.

2. Strain the liquid.

3. Boil lemon juice, sugar and cloves with one cup of water until syrupy.

4. Cool, remove cloves and mix into lemon vodka.

5. Serve chilled in short glasses or with ice and soda.

Note: My photo is of Limocello cream, so when you make the above recipe, it won’t look quite as creamy. The final product will taste delicious though! It’s perfect during summer or any time of the year.

What is your favorite summer drink?


  1. Maria Zannini

    I was reading this aloud to Greg. He said you had him at Vodka. LOL.

    I’m in. I’m copying the recipe and putting lemons on my shopping list.

    • Shelley Munro

      It’s so simple to make, Maria. I hope you enjoy it. I find the lemon refreshing.

  2. Mary Kirkland

    I don’t drink alcohol at all so this one isn’t for me but I love lemons. When I get a bag of lemons I eat them like oranges, just peel and eat. Sometimes I put salt on them and eat them. I got my daughter liking them like that too.

    • Shelley Munro

      Hubby preserves lemons in salt. Once they’re preserved in this way, they’re delicious sliced up in stews and Moroccan flavored dishes.