1 bottle of vodka 750 ml
2 C sugar
4 C water
Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the lemons in long strips and place the peels in a 2 quart container. Pour the vodka over the lemon peels and seal with plastic wrap. Steep the lemon peels in the vodka for three days at room temperature.
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar and water and cook until the sugar is dissolved, approximately 3 minutes. Allow to cool. Combine the sugar water with the vodka and let stand at room temperature overnight.
Strain the vodka mixture and discard the peels. Transfer the limoncello to bottles and seal. Refrigerate until chilled. Keep refrigerated.
Makes 2 quarts.
Recipe from Sonoma Magazine Summer 2009