Twins Take On… Nonno’s Homemade Limoncello

When life gives you lemons… Make Limoncello


  • 6 Large Lemons
  • 750ml Vodka
  • 200g Sugar
  • 225ml Water

Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy,

If you have ever been to Italy, you will instantly know about Limoncello. Lemons seem to be one of the most important staples in the food of Sorrento. The most famous product is Limoncello. Every store or restaurant has it’s unique or favourite brand of Limoncello for sale or to taste.

It is wonderful as a palate cleanser or as a drink after dinner. It is served well chilled in, in a frozen glass. Keep you bottles of Limoncello in the freezer until ready to serve.

This is our very own Alberti recipe which we have watched our family make through generations and now here it is for you to make. It is very simple and easy to make and we are sure you will be making plenty more bottles.


Carefully zest the lemons with a zester/grater into a preserving jar and add half the vodka and seal for 10 days.


After the 10 days have passed, dissolve the sugar and water in a pan and leave to cool.

Sieve the vodka and lemon zest mixture into a jug and add the remaining vodka and sugar water.

Put in a bottle and wait 10 days. It will then be ready, your very own homemade Limoncello.

Now leave the bottle in the freezer until ready to serve. Always, always serve in an ice cold glass.



Twins Tips (Twips)

Pour over ice cream, this is beautiful and adds a little kick to the ice cream.

Add Prosecco to the Limoncello in a champagne glass and you have a beautiful cocktail.


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