Homemade Limoncello

Homemade Limoncello! Plus FREE labels to package these up for a sweet gift!

When my brother was a senior in high school he packed his bags and boarded a plane to Rome with my mom. When they returned they brought back stories of the friendly locals, photos of the landmarks, and a bottle of limoncello. At this point in time, I was still too young to drink so I was only offered a quick sip. It didn’t make a huge impression on me back then, but over the years I still hear people rave about this lemon infused drink.

Homemade Limoncello! Plus FREE labels to package these up for a sweet gift!

Instead of buying a bottle at the store, I thought it would be interesting to make a small batch at home. The recipe is rather simple, you just have to have patience. The lemon peels need to sit in the vodka for 10 days, but the wait is worth it in the end.

Homemade Limoncello! Plus FREE labels to package these up for a sweet gift!

Limoncello is both tart and sweet. No wonder this is a popular drink! It’s smooth enough to enjoy on its own, but would be delicious with a splash of club soda and lemon wedge.

If you want to package up a jar to give a friend, download these free Limoncello labels!

Limoncello

Ingredients:

  • 3 Meyer lemons
  • 200 ml vodka
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 3/4 C. Water

Recipe:

  • Scrub the lemons clean and peel off the yellow skins from the white (bitter) pith
  • Sanitize a mason jar by placing it in boiling water for 10 minutes
  • Let the mason jar cool to room temperature
  • Fill the mason jar with the lemon peel and vodka
  • Seal and set in a cool place for 10 days, gently shaking each day
  • For the syrup, combine the sugar in water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil
  • Once the sugar has been dissolved take off the burner and let cool to room temperature
  • Strain out the lemon peel from the vodka and mix with the simple syrup
  • Seal in mason jars and store in the refrigerator
  • *This makes enough limoncello for two 8oz mason jars. Feel free to double the recipe to make a larger batch.

What beverages have you discovered while traveling? I would love to hear about them in the comments!

Weekly Meal Plan

FREE Printable Weekly Meal Plan

Struggling with the never ending question, “What are we having for dinner?” Join the club! Ian and I have made the mistake of going grocery shopping without meals in mind and were left with a cupboard full of food, but no idea what to make for dinner.

FREE Printable Weekly Meal Plan

In the new year, I decided to get organized and plan out our weekly meals every Sunday. We sit down with a stack of cookbooks and scroll through Pinterest for inspiration to choose our meals for the week. This has made our shopping trips more focused and alleviated the stress of wondering what to make for dinner.

Want to get yourself organized? Print out this FREE Weekly Meal Plan. Enjoy!

New Year Resolution Cards

FREE Printable New Year Resolution Cards

Happy 2016! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and are motivated for the new year! I had planned to jump back into blogging on Monday, but after a week in Florida with Ian’s family I needed a few days to catch up on “normal life” (aka piles of laundry and sorting through emails.)

FREE Printable New Year Resolution Cards

Now that I am back in the swing of things, I thought it would be fitting to post these 2016 Resolution cards. We can all use a little motivation to achieve our goals and these resolution cards are the perfect reminder to make the most of the new year. Whether you want to launch a small business this year or simply gain to courage to take a yoga class, writing it down is the first step to hold yourself accountable. So print out these free cards and start planning!

FREE Printable New Year Resolution Cards

What are your new year resolutions? I would love to hear them in the comments below!