Lime-Oncello Spritzers With Mint

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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makes 2 1/2 qts (time is actually 169 hrs of sitting)
24 Hr
No-Cook or Other



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


ice cube
1 c
fresh mint leaves
1 c
club soda


1To make limoncello:

2Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the limes in long strips (reserve the limes for another use).

3Place 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.

4Stir 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.

5Strain 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.

6To make spritzers:

7Fill 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.

8Pour 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