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    Limoncello

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    336 hrs 5 mins

    336 hrs

    5 mins

    Babs in Toyland's Note:

    Recipe from Molto Mario and posted in response to a request. I make this every Christmas as hostess gifts and put it in pretty bottles with ribbon. Everyone who gets this is very appreciative. In Italy this is considered a "lemon digestive assistant" - whatever it tastes great!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    quarts

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place vodka and zest in a sealable jar, like a large mason type jar and allow to sit in a cool place for 4 days.
    2. 2
      On the fifth day place the sugar and the water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      Allow to cook for 5 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool.
    4. 4
      Add sugar solution to the vodka solution and allow to stand overnight.
    5. 5
      Strain through a layer of cheesecloth in a conical sieve, pressing the solids firmly.
    6. 6
      Strain again through a second layer in the same manner.
    7. 7
      Chill and allow to stand 1 week.
    8. 8
      Serve very cold.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 10, 2003

      Just a quick comment for those who can get 90% alcool. In Italy we use this instead of vodka, which has itself a pretty strong flavour. Same procedure, let stand first one week and then after straining the second time at least 3 weeks (sealed in bottles)

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    • on January 02, 2003

      55

      Easy to make, and delicious. Keep it in the freezer.

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    • on May 19, 2007

      15

      This is a quick low grade recipe. When meaking limoncello use thick skined lemons and make sure you get all of the white matter off the zest. Second use a good quality grain alcohol. Third, let the grain alchol and zest sit for two weeks in a cool dark place before adding hte sugar water to it. The longer it sits the better it will be.

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    Nutritional Facts for Limoncello

    Serving Size: 1 (2220 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1994.9
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 12.7 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 249.9 g
    83%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 249.7 g
    999%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

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