30 organic lemons
5 bottles (750 ml) 100 proof vodka
8 cups sugar
10 cups water
Scrub the lemons in warm water to remove any residue and pat dry.
Peel the lemons with a vegetable peeler. Be careful not to remove the white pith, which will impart a bitter flavor to the limoncello.
In a one-gallon jar, add 2 bottles of vodka
Add lemon peels
Cover jar and let sit at room temp for 80 - 90 days in a cool dark place. Stir every 5 -7 days
Step Three (after 80 - 90 days):
In large sauce pan, make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, until thickened, 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
Add syrup to Step One limoncello mixture
Add 3 bottles of vodka
Cover jar and let sit at room temp for 80 -90 days in a cool dark place. Stir every 5 -7 days
At end of second 80 - 90 days, strain the liquid using a fine mesh strainer or coffee filter and discard the lemon peels.
Store the bottles in a cool, dark place, or in the freezer. Limoncello will keep for several years.