Lime-Oncello Spritzers With Mint

Annacia *

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@Annacia

Plan ahead for the party if you want to make this. It's from Giada De Laurentiis and sounds really good. Toast anyone?


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Serves:

makes 2 1/2 qts (time is actually 169 hrs of sitting)

Prep:

24 Hr

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

LIMONCELLO:

2 lb
limes (about 10 large)
1
(750 ml) bottle 100% proof vodka
2 1/2 c
sugar
2 1/2 c
water

SPRITZERS:

ice cube
1 c
fresh mint leaves
1 c
club soda

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make limoncello:
2
Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the limes in long strips (reserve the limes for another use).
3
Place the lime peels in a 1-quart jar.

Pour the vodka over the peels and screw on the lid.

Steep the lime peels in the vodka for 1 week at room temperature.
4
Stir the sugar and water in a large saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.

Cool completely, then stir in the vodka mixture.
5
Strain the liquids into bottles, pressing on the peels to extract as much liquid as possible.

Seal the bottles and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours and up to 1 month.
6
To make spritzers:
7
Fill 4 tall glasses halfway with ice.

Add the mint leaves.

Using the handle of a wooden spoon, coarsely crush the mint leaves into the ice.
8
Pour some limoncello over, and stir to blend.

Add a splash of club soda and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy