Ciao Bella Limoncello

Ciao Bella Limoncello Recipe

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Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello


I love this recipe because Limoncello is so expensive you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. You don't need to use really expensive vodka either.

You can add it to chicken dishes, ice tea for a grown up taste or of course just for sipping over ice.

I actually give some away in decorative bottles as gifts at Christmas time. Takes a little time to make, but so worth it. Enjoy!


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7 Cups


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4 c
1/2 c
lemon rinds, about 8
3 c
1 1/2 c

How to Make Ciao Bella Limoncello


  • 1Using a potato peeler or sharp knife remove lemon rind. Try not to cut into the pith it will make you mixture bitter.
  • 2Combine vodka and lemon rind in a non reactive bowl (glass),cover and let stand at room temp. for 2 weeks.
  • 3Strain through a sieve into a bowl.
  • 4In a saucepan combine water and sugar cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool to room temp.
  • 5Add vodka mixture. Divide limoncello among sterilized bottle, and seal. Store in the refrigerator up to 1 year.

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About Ciao Bella Limoncello

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Hashtags: #lemon, #vodka

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