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Giada's Limoncello


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Serves 7 cups | Prep Time | Cook Time 10

Ingredients

10 lemons
1 (750-ml) bottle vodka
3 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar


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.



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.


Yield: 7 cups


Prep Time: 30 minutes


Cook Time: 10 minutes


Inactive Prep Time: 4 days and 4 hours


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Notes

From the Summers in Capri episode. To enjoy as an after dinner drink (Giada says it aids in digestion after a good meal!) or to use in the Limoncello Cheesecake Squares previously posted.

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