Instant Pot Limoncello

This Italian lemon based alcoholic drink is perfect for every summer party and its fresh flavor will immediately take you to a sunny beach! The traditional process to make it is very long, but you can speed it up using a pressure cooker to have a drink anytime you want with zero effort! But pay close attention: heating alcohol at high pressure is not 100% safe, since the alcoholic vapor can ignite both inside and out the Instant Pot, so that it may be dangerous!

Instant Pot Limoncello
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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
  • 4 organic lemons
  • 2 ½ cups vodka
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cup suger
  • 2 mason jars
  • Peel your lemons taking just the yellow part, not the white one, which is bitter.
  • Place 2 peels into each jar.
  • 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 onto the streamer rack.
  • Cook at high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, heat water in a saucepan and slowly add sugar while stirring, to obtain a syrup.
  • 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 room temperature.
  • Open the jars and remove lemon peels.
  • Pour your sugar syrup into the jars.
  • Keep your limoncello in the fridge and serve cool.
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