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Limoncello and Cherry Liqueur Recipes, Alberobello, Puglia, Italy. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.
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Maria’s Limoncello Recipe

Maria makes a potent, fragrant limoncello, here's her recipe
Prep Time2 d
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 d 20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 bottles
Calories: 475kcal
Author: Maria


  • Skin of 6 green lemons
  • 700 grams sugar
  • 1 litre of alcohol
  • 1 litre of water


  • Soak the finely shaved skins of the lemons in one litre of pure alcohol in a container for 48 hours.
  • Boil the water and sugar for 10 minutes then cool.
  • Mix the water and sugar with the alcohol and strain to remove the skins.
  • Bottle it. Should make four bottles. Chill it. Serve it. With biscuits!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1.91mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g