‘Tis the season for gifting homemade goodies and this Homemade Limoncello should be at the top of your list!
I’m all over homemade gifts. They’re my favorite to get and even more to give. I’m sentimental that way. Whether it’s something from my kitchen or something the boys and I have crafted, I love coming up with new ideas each year to gift to neighbors, friends and family.
I put up a ton of preserves and jam in the summer months when the berries and stone fruits are at their peak so jam for sure tops the list of my favorite kitchen goodies to give out. Cookies are right up there too. But this year I wanted something I hadn’t made before. Gotta keep things fresh, you know?
Somehow we had a surplus of vodka in our liquor cabinet (I know, I know….werid) and my initial thought was to make homemade vanilla extract which is another goodie I made and gifted in the past. But, again, I wanted something new-to-me.
Enter: Homemade Limoncello.
Thanks and you’re welcome. I’m not being cocky, I swear! It’s just really that good!!
Limoncello is literally the easiest thing to make. It does have to sit for a week or two so you’ll need to plan ahead but trust me when I tell you that this is SO much better than the store-bought. It’s perfectly sweet, is super lemony and if I do say so myself, pretty damn delicious over ice with a splash of seltzer and a lemon wedge. I’m pretty sure this would be awesome soaked into a pound cake or poured over ice cream too. But straight from the freezer it’s also awesome to sip on. Doesn’t matter how you drink/use it, it’s the goods!
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