Jim Morgan’s Limoncello

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lemoncelloJames L. Morgan wrote: “Here. I’d never written it down before, I just make it. Here it is with the precise amounts I normally use.


  • Zest of 30 lemon peels
  • 1.75 L bottle of Vodka
  • 5.25 C sugar
  • 1.5 QT water


  1. Put the zest in a 4 qt or larger glass jar with a tight fitting lid
  2. Add Vodka and stir
  3. Close the jar and put it in a dark place at room temperature for 40 days
  4. After 40 days, in a sauce pan, stir the sugar and water together
  5. Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes
  6. Cover the pan and remove from heat
  7. Let the sugar syrup cool completely in the pan
  8. Add the sugar syrup to the lemon-Vodka mixture
  9. Stir well to combine
  10. Cover and let sit for a few more days
  11. Remove completed Limoncello from the cabinet
  12. Strain the mixture and discard the lemon zest
  13. Pour into clean bottles with caps or decorative corked bottles
  14. Store the bottles in the pantry, but put the bottle you are using in the freezer until ready to pour
  15. Serve very cold

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