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Grapefruit Cello

Staff Writer
Grilled Nectarines

How to make grapefruit cello, courtesy of Chris Donahue at Casa Nonna. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 Liter Everclear
  • 6 grapefruits, peeled
  • 2 grapefruits, zested
  • 8 Ounces water
  • 22 Ounces simple syrup, to taste


Combine the Everclear, grapefruit peels, water, and simple syrup to taste in a container. Let sit for 30 days, and add the grapefruit zest. Let sit for another 15 days. Filter the limoncello (using a permanent coffee filter or cheesecloth strainer), and bottle.

Grapefruit Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Grapefruit Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.