We love the idea of adding a personal touch to your wedding favours. After all, your guests probably put a bit of effort into attending your wedding! So, here’s a fun way to show your thanks.
Limoncello is an Italian, lemon-flavoured liqueur. You can find this liqueur at Italian restaurants as they occasionally served it as an aperitif. It’s delicious, fun and a great gift that your guests can use.
To give them a simple but effective gift that’s bound to be a great hit, follow our recipe below:
(Serves 34 – though the recipe can be scaled up)
- 10 lemons
- 1 litre vodka
- 600g caster sugar
- 1 litre water
- Zest the lemons and place zest into a large glass bottle or jug. Pour in vodka. Cover loosely and leave to infuse for 1 week at room temperature.
- After 1 week, combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil. DO NOT STIR. Allow to boil for about 15 minutes then allow syrup to cool to room temperature.
- Stir the vodka mixture into the syrup then strain into glass bottles and seal each bottle with a cork (or in a mini mason jar). Allow the mixture to age at room temperature for a minimum of 4 weeks.
- Place bottled liqueur in the freezer – served chilled if possible.
Limoncello is a liquor with a relatively high alcohol content. Accordingly, it can age, unopened, for years with little to no degradation in quality, so this may be a lovely keepsake for your wedding guests to keep hold of for years to come.