Instant Pot Limoncello

Limoncello in two jars topped with lemon slices with lemons on side
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This Italian lemon based alcoholic drink is perfect for every summer party and its fresh flavor will immediately take you to a sunny beach!

Limoncello in two jars topped with lemon slices with lemons on side

I remember how a few years ago I mixed 1 bottle of vodka with lemon peels and wait for 30 days till the Limoncello was ready.

So the traditional process to make it is very long, but I like to speed it up using a pressure cooker to have a cold refreshing drink anytime some guests are coming.

Important: Heating Vodka at high pressure is not 100% safe, since the alcoholic vapor can ignite both inside and out the Instant Pot. So please note that your are making it on your own responsibility.

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Limoncello in two jars topped with lemon slices with lemons on side

Instant Pot Limoncello

An authentic Italian boozy lemony drink with a slightly mellower taste… You can easily prepare this lemon liquor in Instant Pot at home.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: lemons, Limoncello, Vodka
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 4 organic lemons
  • 2 ½ cups vodka
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cup suger
  • 2 mason jars

Instructions

  • Peel your lemons taking just the yellow part. Try avoid the white part, which is bitter.
  • Place the peels inside the jars.
  • Pour Vodka into the jars (they shall be ¾ filled).
  • Close the jars with their lids.
  • Pour 1 cup water into your Instant Pot, then place the steamer rack inside.
  • Place your jars on the streamer rack.
  • Cook at high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, heat water in a saucepan and slowly add the sugar while stirring, in order to make a syrup.
  • Once cooking time ends, let the steam release naturally for as long as it takes (don’t speed up this part of the process for safety reasons!).
  • Let your jars cool at the room temperature.
  • Open the jars and remove the lemon peels.
  • Pour your sugar syrup into the jars.
  • Keep the limoncello in the fridge or on the freezer. Serve cold of course 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 462kcal Sodium: 12mg Potassium: 2mg Calcium: 6mg Iron: 1mg
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