Healthier Homemade Limoncello Recipe

Healthier Homemade Limoncello is a refreshing and tangy Italian liqueur made with fresh lemons, vodka, and a natural sweetener. This homemade version is lower in sugar and calories compared to traditional recipes, making it a guilt-free indulgence. The lemons are steeped in vodka to extract their vibrant flavors, and then mixed with a simple syrup made from a natural sweetener like honey or stevia. Serve this homemade limoncello chilled as an after-dinner digestif or use it as a base for cocktails.

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Ingredients for Healthier Homemade Limoncello Recipe

  • 1/10 Organic Lemons
  • 1/50 Bottle Vodka
  • 1/50 cup Water
  • 1/100 cup Natural Sweetener

Directions: Healthier Homemade Limoncello Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and zest the lemons, being careful to avoid the bitter white pith.
  • STEP 2.Place the lemon zest in a glass jar and pour vodka over it. Seal the jar and let it steep for at least a week in a cool, dark place.
  • STEP 3.After the steeping period, strain the lemon-infused vodka and discard the zest.
  • STEP 4.In a saucepan, heat water and your choice of natural sweetener until dissolved. Let the syrup cool completely.
  • STEP 5.Combine the lemon-infused vodka and the simple syrup. Stir well to combine.
  • STEP 6.Transfer the limoncello to bottles and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
  • STEP 7.Serve chilled in small glasses as a digestif or use it as a base for cocktails.

Cooking Tips

  • Choose organic lemons for the best flavor and to avoid any pesticide residue.
  • Use a microplane or fine grater to zest the lemons for the most intense lemon flavor.
  • For a stronger limoncello, let the lemon zest steep in the vodka for a longer period, up to a month.
  • Experiment with different natural sweeteners like honey, agave syrup, or stevia to find your preferred level of sweetness.

Storage and Serving

  • Store the homemade limoncello in the refrigerator for up to 1 year.
  • Serve chilled in small glasses as an after-dinner digestif.
  • Use the limoncello as a base for refreshing cocktails like a Limoncello Spritz or a Lemon Drop Martini.
Nutrition
value
116
calories per serving
< 1 g Fat< 1 g Protein< 1 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    0g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    0g

Fats

  • Fat
    < 1g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    < 1mg
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    < 1mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    2mg
  • Selenium
    0mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp