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!

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

If you read my about me page you will know I grew up on a dairy farm. So why am I posting about almond milk?! I believe enjoying everything in moderation, so while I still love a good cheese board or a scoop of ice cream, I’ve been experimenting with non-dairy milk options to use in recipes.

Homemade Almond Milk

Store bought almond milk is a great option when crunched for time, but if you plan ahead, you can easily make it at home! Maybe it was just me, but I assumed it was difficult to make almond milk, so when it actually turned out I was proud of myself! So if you need a little ego boost, this recipe is for you!

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 10 cups filtered water
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Recipe:

  1. Place the almonds in a bowl with 5 cups water. Seal and let soak overnight.
  2. Drain the nuts and place in a blender with 5 cups of water and salt. Blend until smooth.
  3. Over a new bowl, pour the mixture through a cheese cloth to strain out the nut pulp.
  4. Store the almond milk in the fridge.

Garden Salsa Printable

Salsa-Printable

As summer comes to an end we are often left with more produce than we know what to do with! If you are like my mother, than means afternoons are spend canning produce and making jelly! One of her many specialties is her homemade salsa. My siblings and I are forever sneaking jars out of the house when we visit so we can enjoy them at home or to bring along to parties.

Salsa-Printable

That made me think, “What would make homemade salsa even better?” How about a cute label! If you enjoy making your own salsa, download this printable to adhere to your jar and add an element of homemade charm. Enjoy!

Salsa-Printable