Tuesday, January 16, 2018

{Recipe} Homemade Limoncello & Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

We decided a few days before Christmas that we'd have a signature cocktail at Christmas dinner that required limoncello.   As if we didn't have enough to do, we also decided to make our own limoncello.

It really wasn't hard but you need at least 4-5 days leading up to when you'll need to use it. We followed this recipe.

10 lemons
1 (750-ml) bottle of vodka
3 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar
To make:
  • Peel lemons with vegetable peeler and put peels into a pitcher (save lemons for other uses).
  • Pour vodka over lemon peels, cover with plastic wrap and let steep for 4 days at room temperature.
  • Make simple syrup: Stir sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves.  Let cool completely.
  • Pour syrup over vodka mixture, cover and let stand at room temperature overnight.
  • Strain through a mesh strainer, discard peels.
  • Pour into bottles and chill in freezer or refrigerator.
  • Enjoy!

To make this Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco you'll need:
3 cups prosecco, chilled
1 cup limoncello, chilled(more or less depending on how strong you like it)
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
6 sprigs of fresh mint
 To make:
  • Combine prosecco and limoncello in a tall pitcher.
  • Serve over raspberries and add a sprig of mint.

It's light and refreshing and the raspberries and mint look like Christmas!Pin It


Tamar SB said...

Well cheers to this!!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

That's what I'm talking about. Oh my goodness. This looks like deliciousness!

Creations By Cindy said...

And it looks so pretty Heather. I should have sent you a New Year wine glass. Hugs and blessings, cindy

Carla from The River said...

Pinned!! Thank you Heather!!

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