Friday, May 24, 2013

Homemade Lemoncello!

When life gives you lemons...soak 'em in booze! 

I love the idea of homemade booze...who knew?  When I think about all the stuff you could soak in Vodka it makes me all woozy!   Vodka is a neutral spirit, it goes with everything!

This is stuper easy (a little boozy  humor).  Steep lemon peels in your favorite vodka for about 5-7 days...add some simple syrup and you are locked and loaded (more boozy  humor)...crack myself up!  Oh yeah, fun photo shoot friends, very fun photo shoot...hicuup.


1 fifth Vodka
2 pounds lemons (about 10)
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Sterilized container with tight fitting lid (like a large jar)

Peel yellow skin off of lemons being careful not to get the white pith (it will make your Lemoncello bitter and kinda pith ya off).

Mix Lemon peelings and vodka in large jar with tight fitting lid.
Store for 5-7 days in a cool dark place.  Give it a shake a day if you can...

Combine sugar and water in saucepan.  Heat to boiling and cook for 10 minutes until all sugar is dissolved.  Cool to room temperature.

Drain lemon peels from vodka and toss.  Pour desired amount of sugar mixture into vodka.  I used about 1 1/2 cups...but whatever tastes good to you!


  1. Kathi, I make a similar recipe. I also have a great recipe for raspberry cordial. Let me know if you want the recipe.

    1. Jamie- I would love that recipe! My new hobby is gonna be booze making! Post here or send to me at or via FB...Thanks!

  2. This comment was from me Kathi.