This recipe I got at a restaurant in Lucca where I think that in terms of taste was hit bull’s-eye.
You probably know this drink and you’ve probably tried it in several variations. Often it is a very sweet fluid with a little lemon flavour that will be served at the end of a dinner – often a somewhat mixed blessing. Limoncello can also be a terrific good if it has the volatile aromas from the peel, without being too sweet. I make it from neutral alcohol (usually vodka), sugar and eco-lemons. The worst thing about making limoncello itself, is waiting, so you should just plan it. Allow at least a week or like more in preparation time.
4 eco lemons
300 – 350 gr eco sugar
0.7 l alcohol, neutral tasting
Wash your lemons and cut off the peel. It is important that you do not get the white with the peel, as this is where bitter substances are. I use a julienne peeler. Put your peel in a glass and pour int he alcohol. Now wait for at least a week.
Squeeze the juice of the lemons, pour the sugar in and heat it in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved. Save this in the fridge.
After one week you just mix it all – maybe it should be strained – pour on bottles and trying to enjoy it so you can keep it for some time…