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Meyer Lemon Limoncello

Takes 80 days but it's easy and worth the result!
Author: Shaun Myrick


  • 20 Meyer Lemons
  • 2 bottles 100 proof vodka 750 ml each
  • 5 cups water
  • 4 cups white sugar



  • Wash all your lemons thoroughly. With a vegetable peeler zest each lemon, try to not get any white pith but as I said above a little won't hurt your product. 
  • Juice all your now skinless lemons, you can easily freeze the juice in ice cube trays for future use. 

Day 1

  • Place all the peels into a large glass canister/jar with lid. Add in one bottle of the 100 proof vodka, set aside for 40 days.  Store in a cool dark location. 

Day 40

  • Make a simple syrup mixture by combining the water and the sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Heat for about 10 minutes until all the sugar has fully dissolved. Let cool. 
    Now add the cooled sugar mixture and the second bottle of vodka to the lemon mixture. Stir and place lid back on and let sit another 40 days. 

Day 80

  • Time to strain off the liquid from the solids. Lightly press the peels to extract as much liquid. 
    Now bottle up in small decorative bottles to gift! Or you can easily place into larger bottles for you own use and store in freezer to always have a chilled digestivo after dinner. You can also store in your liquor cabinet until needed.