Happy National Lemonade Day – Easy Limoncello

Easy Limoncello

Easy Limoncello

So yesterday (August 20th) was National Lemonade Day and I missed it.  To celebrate – how about an adult version of lemonade? 🙂

I love Limoncello – but it can be super expensive for the good stuff.  Here’s a cheaper version, with ingredients maybe already in your pantry, and a little bit more fun then just a glass of Limoncello. A little more flair!

Easy Limoncello


  • 3  lemons
  • 1 cup (250 mL) citrus-flavored vodka
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) sugar
  • 1 carton (14 oz) lemon sorbet (1 3/4 cups/425 mL), softened
Avoiding white pith, lightly peel lemons using Serrated Peeler (see Cook’s Tip). Thinly slice lemon zest with Santoku Knife. Place zest, sorbet, vodka and sugar in Large Micro-Cooker®. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 5-–7 minutes or until just starting to simmer (do not boil). Carefully remove from microwave; cool 10 minutes.
Strain limoncello into Small Batter Bowl using (5-in./13-cm) Strainer. Serve over ice in four Dots Martini Glasses.

Yields about 2 cups – 4 servings of about 1/2 cup. 

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 360, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 58 g, Protein 0 g, Sodium 25 mg, Fiber 0 g

Cook’s Tips:

The pith (the white layer of citrus fruits between the flesh and the zest) can be very bitter. Lightly peeling the lemons with the Serrated Peeler will help prevent getting excess pith on the zest.

Regular vodka can be substituted for the citrus-flavored vodka, if desired.

If desired, this recipe can easily be doubled.

To garnish, place a small amount of sugar on a small plate. Rub rim of glass with lemon wedge to moisten. Dip rim of glass into sprinkle.

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