Make Your Own Limoncello
Give a homemade gift with a kick! Limoncello is sweet, refreshing and oh-so-simple to make. Here's how:
Remove the peel from the lemons in long strips (keep lemons for another use). With a small knife, trim the white pith from the lemon peels; discard the pith. Place peels in a 2-quart pitcher. Pour the vodka over the peels and cover with plastic wrap. Steep the lemon peels in the vodka for 4 days at room temperature.
Stir the water and sugar in a large saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Cool completely. Pour the sugar syrup into the vodka mixture. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Strain through a mesh strainer and discard the peels. Refrigerate until cold, at least 4 hours (up to 1 month).
Now just pour your Limoncello into our giftable Glass Bottle (with a stopper to seal it tight). Get crafty by adding ribbons and a personalized gift tag, and youre ready to spread some holiday cheer!
Recipe courtesy of Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis.