• Limoncello

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  • 6 lemons
    750 milliliters vodka
    2 cups granulated sugar
    Remove zest from the 6 lemons and squeeze juice from 2 of them. Add zest and juice to a large Mason jar with the vodka; seal. Leave for about a week, inverting or shaking jar every day.
    In a pan, heat 2 cups water with the sugar until dissolved. Leave to cool. Stir sugar mixture into vodka mixture and leave for 10 more days. Strain into bottles and keep in freezer. Makes 1 quart.
    — Recipe from "Jam, Jelly & Relish: Simple Preserves, Pickles & Chutneys & Creative Ways to Cook With Them," by Ghillie James (Kyle Books, $22.95).
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