2 x 70cl bottles vodka (make sure they are a pretty shape)
12 unwaxed lemons
Bottles of Limoncello make excellent homemade Christmas gifts (or are lovely to chill and serve guests as a post prandial digestif).
Grate the rind off the lemons, taking care not to grate off any pith. I use a small holed grater (like a parmesan grater) which gives small curls rather than large gratings or dust. You can also carefully cut off the peel by hand, remove any pith and then cut into strips (this is how I used to do it in my uni days, when I had more time).
Roll the lemons gently on a hard surface, then juice. Add the juice and fructose to a pan and heat gently to disolve the sugar. Add in the lemon rind and leave to cool and infuse.
Measure the amount of lemon juice/rind mix you have, and pour the same amount of vodka into another bottle/jar. Mix the remaining vodka from the two bottles with the juice and rind, then decant back into the bottles.
Voila. Ideally let the flavours devlop for a week or two, but it can be drunk or gifted immediately.
These bottles can be tarted up by printing your own labels, or decorating the neck with a gift tag and ribbon.