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


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