This is a delicious guest recipe by Melissa Kitto, who was on belly for the May 17 radio show. Melissa is a cook (she doesn’t like to be called a chef) at Yum Yum Tree Cafe in New Brighton.
1 litre of pure Alcohol (or vodka)
10-12 lemons (unblemished skins) using the zest only
[during the show Melissa recommended thin skinned lemons such as Meyer, currently in season]
Soak the zest of the lemons in the litre of alcohol for 14 days.
When 14 days have passed………….
Measure 2 litres of water into a large pot, add 2 cups of sugar and stir
over medium heat until dissolved and the water is clear. Remove from heat and
Next strain the lemon peels from the alcohol and discard.
Mix the alcohol with the cooled sugar water and bottle in sterilised glass containers, you now have Limoncello.