This delicious orange-flavoured twist on limoncello, the classic Italian lemon liqueur, makes a wonderful grown-up gift

By , 20 November 2018

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  • Cook: 30 Mins
    1 Week Infusing

  • Serves: 40

  • 16 clementines
  • 1L Asda Triple Distilled Vodka
  • 250g caster sugar
  • Carefully remove the zest from the clementines with a fine grater, making sure you don’t include any of the white pith.

  • Put the zest in a 1L sterilised jar and pour over the vodka. Set the jar aside in a cool, dark place for a week to allow the flavours of the clementine zest to infuse. Give the jar a shake from time to time, to ensure the flavour is evenly mixed throughout.

  • After a week, put the caster sugar in a pan with 250ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes until the sugar has dissolved completely. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool.

  • Pour the clementine vodka through a very fine sieve or muslin cloth, then mix with the cooled sugar syrup. Pour the mixture into sterilised bottles and seal.

  • The clemencello is best served chilled, over ice, or topped up with sparkling mineral water.