The only way to end a meal in southern Italy, limoncello is a vibrant, neon yellow, lemon liqueur made from lemon zest soaked in neutral spirits and mixed with simple syrup. It tastes like a boozy, lemon gumdrop. And it’s incredibly easy to make at home.
All you need is a knife or a microplane zester (we prefer the latter), Everclear, a Mason jar and some lemons (while true Italian limoncello is made with Femminello St. Teresa lemons—also known as Sorrento or Sfusato lemons—any lemon will do the trick). The hardest part is having patience while it steeps.