Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dd's Limoncello

In response to a special request, here's Didi's Limoncello recipe. She said that it'll be in her Dd's Table Talk III Cookbook. I didn't even know there was gonna be a III.  Thanks Didi!


10 lemons
1 (750-ml) bottle vodka

Simple Syrup:
3 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar

Using a vegetable peeler, remove the peel from the lemons in long strips (reserve the lemons for another use). Using a small sharp knife, remove any white pith from the peels; discard the pith. Place peels in a 2-quart container with vodka, seal or cover with plastic wrap. Allow to steep 4 days at room temperature.

For syrup; stir the water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Cool completely. Pour syrup into vodka mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Strain mixture through a mesh strainer. Discard the peels. Transfer limoncello to bottles. Seal the bottles and refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours and up to 1 month. Makes 7 cups


renee said...

Is the cookbook III on sale?

jalna said...

Hi Renee, for sure not on sale yet. I'll keep everyone posted.

K and S said...


jalna said...

Kat, I hope she brings some to our next gathering!

Dd said...

Working on Book III, have been for a while. I lost over 7 years of work when our computer crashed, so it has taken me a while to get back in the swing of things. Since working on the web site, got motivated again....might be a while....

Anonymous said...

thanks for the recipe .
Sounds so delicious. Ive been curious about this drink since seeing a Mario Batali Food Network special.

Erick said...

Looks so ono! Healthy too, get fruit juice.

jalna said...

Welcome Anon. Isn't Didi da bomb for sharing!! I just looooove her.

Veeeery healthy Erick!! Hahaha.