My mom gave me two huge bags of meyer lemons so I made bags of ice cubes out of them for later use and then I looked up recipes!
Limoncello is often times really really sweet and I can't handle it, so I figured I would go for a more tart recipe. As it turns out there is no tart recipe. Limoncello is basically 100 proof vodka infused with lemon peels and then mixed with simple syrup - and I wanted tangy. So I made a non traditional version by adding real lemon juice to the mixture. Most people store their limoncello in the freezer because the vodka keeps it from freezing, and if you add the lemon juice and freeze it will stay forever in a state of heavenly slush.
1 bottle 100 proof vodka
10 lemons worth of lemon peels
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice
Peel the ten lemons and get as much of the white pith off as you can. Put the peels in a large sealable container and pour 100 proof vodka over. Keep the container in a dark cool place for anywhere from 3 to 10 days (I did 5 and wish I did longer). Once the vodka is infused pour over a coffee filter and into another container to remove the lemon rinds. In a saucepan warm the water and sugar over medium heat until the sugar is completely dissolved and add to vodka. If it's too strong add more water, if you want it sweeter add more sugar, do what feels right. Then if you wish to be non-traditional, add the lemon juice to taste. Drink in slush version, pour over ice, or ice cream, or add it to a mixed drink.