Giada's Limoncello
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 10
  • Servings: 7 cups
  • 10 lemons
  • 1 (750-ml) bottle vodka
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
DIRECTIONS
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Yield: 7 cups
  4. Prep Time: 30 minutes
  5. Cook Time: 10 minutes
  6. Inactive Prep Time: 4 days and 4 hours
RECIPE BACKSTORY
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.