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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Homemade Limoncello

by Giada De Laurentiis
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Serves
7
Beginner
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Homemade Limoncello

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Make this refreshing lemon-infused liquor easily at home. It makes a great gift!

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Homemade Limoncello

Servings

7

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Calories

0

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Nutrition Serving Size
7
per serving
Calories
0
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
83 grams
Protein
1 grams
Sodium
9 milligrams
Fiber
3 grams
Sugar
74 grams
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2 reviews & comments

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    The Giadzy Kitchen - Aug 31

    @Mallory—either are great!

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    Mallory - Aug 31

    Are regular lemons or Meyer lemons recommended?

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