Homemade Limoncello Recipe

Recipe for homemade limoncello, a popular after-dinner drink from Southern Italy:

•1 liter of 100 proof vodka (Absolut is the most popular 100 proof brand)
•1 1/2 cups water
•5 large lemons - NOT lemon juice
•2 cups sugar

Wash the lemons, quarter them, and squeeze out as much of the juice as you can. Discard the juice.
Pour the vodka into a large mason jar, or other airtight glass jar.
Add the lemons, seal the jar, and put it in a dark cool place for 5 days.
After 5 days, put the water in a pot, add the sugar and bring to a boil.
Keep at low boil for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Cool to room temperature.
Stir in the vodka and lemons, wait an hour.
Remove the lemon pieces (best to strain them out).
Pour the mixture into glass bottles and make airtight.
Put the bottles in your freezer overnight.
Store in freezer until your next dinner event or cocktail party. In Italy, limoncello is traditionally served in small ceramic cups. It can be mixed with tonic, if preferred.

Read more at Suite101: Make Your Own Limoncello: This liquor is best homemade, and great for cocktail parties. http://liquor.suite101.com/article.cfm/make_your_own_limoncello#ixzz0hEd7JmCj