480 hrs 15 mins
This is a great recipe I received from a friend of mine. When I lived in Europe this was a favorite drink of ours. I make this in batches and give as gifts to friends and co-workers during the holidays.This is very refreshing on hot summer days straight out of the freezer!
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- 1Wash the lemons with hot water before you start.
- 2Remove the peel with a vegetable peeler, remmoving all the white pith on the back by scraping with a knife, and put the peels in a 4 quart mason jar.
- 3Add 1 bottle of vodka and stir.
- 4Cover the jar, date it, and put to rest in a dark cabinet at room temperature.
- 5After 10-40 days take out the vodka-lemon miture.
- 6In a saucepan over high heat, stir the sugar and water together and boil for 5 minutes.
- 7Let the sugar syrup cool completely in the pan, abut 10 minutes.
- 8Add the syrup to the vodka-lemon mixture along with the 2nd bottle of vodka.
- 9Stir well to combine the ingredients.
- 10Replace the cover on the jar, note the finish date, and put to rest in a dark cabinet at room temperature.
- 11After 10-40 days, remove the limoncello from the cabinet.
- 12Strain the mixture and discard the lemon peels.
- 13Pour the limoncello into clean, unused bottle and store in the pantry.
- 14Before serving, place the bottle in the freezer until ready to serve.
- 15Note - The longer the mixture sits in the cabinet, the better. Oranges or Limes can be used in pace of lemons as well.
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Nutritional Facts for Limoncello
Serving Size: 1 (4373 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 3541.0
- Calories from Fat 21
- Total Fat 2.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 43.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 536.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 38.0 g
- Sugars 449.6 g
- Protein 9.7 g