When life gives you lemons, a friend that produces grappa and a balcony that shouts out its Summer, then you just have to make limoncello!
We have a lemon tree that produces an abundance of fresh organic lemons twice a year. We are always looking for ways to use as many of the lemons as possible. Making our own sweet tasting alcohol
seems obvious. It may seem an Italian drink not a Croatian drink but those rules do not apply either when you eat a pizza in Vis town or an ice cream in Komiza. It's all about the Adriatic sea
and the sunshine.
There are lots of recipes out there for making homemade limoncello, but due to the time it takes for the flavour to develop, we would suggest trying to get it right the first time.
For your ingredients you just need lemons, alcohol such as grappa or vodka and sugar. The difference in a good and a great limoncello is the quality of your lemons and the amount of sugar you
This will produce 3 half litre bottles. It takes about 2 hours to prepare and 2 months to make it's magic.
12 Organic lemons
1000ml Grappa or 100% proof vodka 300grams sugar
Peel or zest the lemons, making sure to just get the outermost peel and none of the white pith. Place the peel in a large storage jar that can be sealed shut and cover with the alcohol. Leave in
a dark cool place for 4 weeks.
Strain the lemons through a fine mesh into a second large storage jar. Combine sugar with 700ml of water into a saucepan over a medium heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from
the heat, let it cool, then add it to your lemon alcohol. Leave again in a dark place for 4 weeks. Filter the Lemon alcohol one more time using a coffee filter paper and pour into your 3 half
litre storage jars.
Boom, once cooled in the freezer for a few hours, you have limoncello!
Lemon’s good for the digestion apparently.