Liquore al Limone - Lemon Liquor
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Recipe type: Aperitiv
Serves: 1 liter
  • 6 large lemons, well scrubbed
  • 750 ml of 80 proof vodka
  • 1 cup of fresh cool water
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • large glass jar with a wide opening
  • funnel
  • coffee filters
  1. Remove the outer yellow peel of the lemons using a vegetable peeler, taking care not to include any of the pith which is bitter. Place into the glass jar.
  2. Pour the vodka over the lemon peel, close the jar.
  3. Place the jar in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks.
  4. Prepare a simple syrup by combining the water and sugar in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Allow the simple syrup to cool completely, you will need 1 cup for the Lemon Liquor. This may be made beforehand and place in a sealed glass container in the refrigerator.
  5. The vodka has been infused with the essence of the lemon peel for 2 weeks. Open the jar and gently stir in 1 cup of the simple syrup.
  6. Place a coffee filter in either a strainer or funnel over either a large measuring cup or glass bowl, strain the contents of the glass jar into the cup or bowl. Return the liquid, along with the lemon peel to the original container and allow to rest for 2 additional days.
  7. After 2 days, strain the mixture once again using the coffee filter technique. Bottle in desired container. Discard the lemon peel.
  8. Allow the liquor to deepen in flavor by resting for an additional 2 weeks.
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