Giada's Limoncello Recipe

“courtesy Giada De Laurentiis Show: Everyday Italian Episode: Summers in Capri”
120hrs 15mins
2 bottles

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the lemons in long strips (reserve the lemons for another use).
  2. Using a small sharp knife, trim away the white pith from the lemon peels; discard the pith.
  3. Place the lemon peels in a 2-quart pitcher.
  4. Pour the vodka over the peels and cover with plastic wrap. Steep the lemon peels in the vodka for 4 days at room temperature.
  5. Stir the water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
  6. Cool completely. Pour the sugar syrup over the vodka mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight.
  7. 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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