This is the first time I am making this and results are yet to be tested. I did however did a lot of reading, research and spoke to friends who have made it before. After much reading and thought this is the recipe I am following. As I said, it is still brewing (August 2020) so I don't have the final result. It should be ready September 19, 2020 all things going well. This recipe makes close to 3 lt for 1 lt pure alcohol. Pure alcohol is hard to find and buy. I managed to find it at Nicks Wine Merchants in Jackson court, Doncaster East. It cost $150.00 for the litre (but you are getting nearly 3 litres at the end of it). You will also need a glass jar with sealed cap large enough for the alcohol and lemon peel (as per my photo). My jar is a 3 litre size. Also you will need a strainer and a pot.
Some people substitute the pure alcohol with a good vodka, mainly because of the cost factor and easier access. This, however will change the flavour.
1 litre pure alcohol (96%) - this is hard to find and very expensive.
9 organic lemons (non waxed)
1.5 lt water
700g granulated sugar
1. Peel the lemons making sure you don't have any pith - best doing it with a peeler.
2. Add all the lemon skins in the sterilised glass jar and top of with the pure alcohol.
3. Seal glass jar and let it infuse for 20 days. This will give Limoncello its yellow colour and flavour.
4. On the 20th day, prepare your syrup. Bring the water to a boil and add the sugar. Stir well till the sugar is all dissolved. Allow it to cool down completely.
5. Once cooled add the strainer over the pot with syrup and pour the infused alcohol from the glass jar. Add any of the lemon skins that fall into the strainer back into glass jar. Add a glass of cold water into the glass jar with the lemon skins and swirl around well. This is done to get the maximum flavour out of the lemon skins. Pour again the liquid from the glass jar into the pot with strainer.
6. Stir the Limoncello well (for about 4 minutes). Pour into clean bottles and refrigerate. Limoncello is best served cold and best kept in the freezer. It won't freeze because of the alcohol but it is super cold which is delicious.