Lemoncello Liqueur
Recipe from The Food Channel

With only a few ingredients you can create a distinctive lemon liqueur that makes a lovely holiday gift, or to serve at your next party.



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Servings: 7
Prep Time: 17 mins
Related Categories: Drinks, Liqueur Drinks
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Ingredients
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    1  750  milliliter bottle 
    Everclear
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    7   
    lemons
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    3   cups 
    water
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    1 1/2  cups 
    sugar

Directions
1.
Wash lemons in warm water and dry well with paper towels.
2.
Zest lemons using a microplane grater, avoiding the bitter white pith of the lemon rind.
3.
Combine Everclear and zest in bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 2 weeks.
4.
Strain using fine mesh colander, pressing the zest to exact maximum flavor; discard solids.
5.
In a large saucepan, combine water and sugar. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves; stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Add to infused alcohol.
6.
Transfer to sterilized bottles that seal airtight; refrigerate.
7.
Serve ice cold.
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