Whenever holidays roll around, I think of all the things that I want to put special effort into. It’s the one time of year to go the extra mile to make everything special. Thoughtful gifts, foods that take a little extra effort, and cocktails that aren’t your everyday drink. I decided to make limoncello this year because I love lemon everything these days! This is fairly simple, but you have to think about it the day before. It will stay in the fridge just fine for 3 months if you decide to make it now for your festivities. The recipe for a small batch. If you want a big one, triple or quadruple it! Also, since we aren’t peeling the lemon, make sure it’s organic to avoid waxes and pesticides that sit on the outside of regular lemons. You can sip on this drink, take shots, or pour over ice and top with some soda water. Cheers!
1 lemon, sliced 1/4″ thick
5 oz vodka (Tito’s is gluten free)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup water
Over a low heat on the the stovetop, dissolve the honey in the water. This gives you your simple syrup. From that syrup, use 5oz to add to the vodka and lemon slices in a mason jar. Shake to combine. Let sit at room temp for 12 hours and then strain out the lemon slices. You can use the leftover simple syrup for any other cocktails that call for it!