LIMONCELLO RECIPE | Nonna making the best limoncello in the world | Italian Homemade Recipe

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LIMONCELLO is one of the most famous Italian liqueurs in the universe. Three ingredients make up my Nonna’s #family recipe and the flavour explodes like a #citrus circus in your mouth.



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LIMONCELLO RECIPE Nonna making the best limoncello in the world Italian #HomemadeRecipe

9 #Organic Lemons (This is a must)
1lt #GrainAlcohol (You can use 100% pure vodka but it won’t taste the same)
1.5lt of water
700g of white sugar


1x Strainer
1x Pot
1x Big Jar with sealed tap


Step One:

1. Peel 9 organic lemons. Make sure you only peel the skin without getting the white part of the lemon.
2. Place the lemon skins in a big jar and add grain alcohol. Seal the jar and let it infuse for about 20days.
3. Marinate the lemons for 20 days in order to get and nice, yellow and tasty limoncello.

Step Two:

1. After 20 days bring to boil 1.5lt of water and add 700gr of white sugar.
2. When the water cools down add the marinated yellow alcohol to the water. Make sure you use a strainer so the lemon skins don’t go in the limoncello.
3. Put a glass of water in the jar and rinse the lemons in order to get more limoncello out of it.
4. Now mix the limoncello very very well for a couple of minutes.

Step Three:

1. With 1.5lt of water and 1lt of grain alcohol you should be able to get almost 3lt of limoncello.
2. So get a few empty glass bottles ready and start filling up these bottles with the limoncello.
3. Put one bottle of limoncello in the fridge and store the other ones in a dry cool place.

How to Serve it:

Serve the Limoncello in small glasses. Some Italians like to drink it in cold glasses and to do that you have to place the glass in the freezer for about 20minutes before you drink the limoncello.

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The MetalGamer says:

Nonna is the boss!

Mary T says:

Grazie, Nonna! I had limoncello in Sorrento a month ago. Wonderful! Want to make it at home, so I'll try your recipe.

Tu Ho says:

she's the cutest! Thank you for the recipe, i'm going to give it a try this christmas.

Ertan Savan says:

İ tried but it was very very sweety..i dont like ;(

George Cabezas says:

I gave it a like for la nona!!!! How can you not like this video?

Gabriela Caminhas says:

Sei molto carina aí está Nonna 😚😍 uno baccio del Brasile!!!

nathanG6684 says:

I'm trying to make limoncello since the stuff sold here in the US isn't anywhere near as good as what I remember in Italy. I must have read a dozen or more recipes online and they all vary wildly on the amount of sugar and water to add. Some seem to add ridiculously high amounts of sugar, or water it down a lot. I don't want mine too sweet and I figured about 30-35% alcohol was a good target. This recipe seems to hit that sweet spot, plus it's got the nonna seal of authenticity. My lemon peel is soaking now, and I'll definitely be following this recipe when it's time to add the sugar+water.

nathanG6684 says:

Liked and subscribed. Looks amazing! Thumbs up 👍 for nonna as well! Would love to try the crema version as well; you said that's 2lt of milk and a "little bit more sugar" — how much more sugar would you say? 800g? 1kg? Even more?

Paula Figueiredo says:

Que nona querida ❤️

michael Ryan says:

I like that Noona mentioned organic lemons….commercial lemons are sprayed with pesticides and the alcohol will extract the pesticides from the skin….& nobody wants pesticides in their lemoncello

Steven Lanza says:

Vincenzo, where can you buy the alcohol in Australia? I have been to visit my family in Abruzzo and they have given me a recipe. But I don't think I can buy pure alcohol in Melbourne?!

TheRandomYoYo says:

Tried the recipe, almost to the word and it came out almost perfect. First time I tried and i didn't have organic lemons :(. But with that into account the recipe was magic, thank you Nonna!

Jerri Zanusso says:

Great recipe! Abbraccio nella nonna from Brazil!

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