Giada's Limoncello Recipe

Recipe by Phil Franco
READY IN: 120hrs 15mins
YIELD: 2 bottles
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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