Try another citrus in this recipe, such as fresh lime zest and juice, or even lime- or citrus-flavored vodka. (You may need a little extra sugar, because it isn't naturally as sweet as limoncello liqueur.)

Recipe by Coastal Living June 2012

Gallery

Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

cook:
3 mins
cool:
30 mins
total:
43 mins
prep:
10 mins
Yield:
Makes 3 1/2 cups
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Remove pan from heat; stir in lemon zest. Let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

    Advertisement
  • Strain mixture through a fine wire-mesh sieve into a blender, pressing solids with a wooden spoon to extract liquid. Discard solids.

  • Add ice cubes, lemon juice, and limoncello, if desired, to blender and process until smooth and slushy. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Advertisement