How to make it

  • Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the lemons in long strips (reserve the lemons for another use). Using a small sharp knife, trim away the white pith from the lemon peels; discard the pith. Place the lemon peels in a 2-quart pitcher. Pour the vodka over the peels and cover with plastic wrap. Steep the lemon peels in the vodka for 4 days at room temperature.
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  • Stir the water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Cool completely. Pour the sugar syrup over the vodka mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Strain the limoncello through a mesh strainer. Discard the peels. Transfer the limoncello to bottles. Seal the bottles and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours and up to 1 month.
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    " It was not good "
    rainrider ate it and said...
    Traditionally, limoncello calls for fifths of vodka and everclear and the lemon peels are soaked for about 6 weeks before filtering them out and adding the simple syrup... then another 6 weeks passes by until it's more clear and ready to bottle... this recipe is too quick... I've made limoncello for years and it holds up to anything I tasted in Italy this year...
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  • elisabetty52 8 years ago
    this is a great recipe. however, if you look at you'll find that giada delaurentis' recipe is exactly the same - word for word. is this a case of cut and paste? i hope not.
    but the limoncella is amazing.........
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  • heidileon 9 years ago
    Really like this one, and think is a lovely present for Christmas, just in time to make it!

    ps. oh! liked your blog, I even put it in my foodblog's roll!
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  • limoncello 10 years ago
    I'd cut it half and half with grain alcohol to get that nice Italian heat in the flavor, but I'm a little hardcore with my limoncello.
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    " It was excellent "
    blondie80 ate it and said...
    This looks great and its especially perfect for summer! Thank you for posting.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Fantastic recipe - we've made Giada's recipe twice before and loved it. Thanks so much!

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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I have a recipe like this one from the authors of book "Under The Tuscan Sun".
    Great post
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  • auntybea 10 years ago
    This is certainly interesting. Do you mix it now to drink it or...?
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  • mjcmcook 10 years ago
    Thanks so much for passing this recipe on....
    I have wanted to know how to make it for
    ever so long!!!
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