August 19, 2008

When life throws you lemons make limoncello! The first time I had limoncello (lee-mohn-CHEH-loh) was years ago in Sorrento, a charming sea town on the Amalfi Coast in Italy known for it’s narrow windy roads, beautiful citrus groves, and well, limoncello. Limoncello is a digestif made from lemon rinds, alcohol, sugar and water. Although it’s made from lemons it’s sweet not sour, since it’s made from the rinds and not the juice. It’s sipped icy cold (but never with ice) after dinner from small glasses. Not only is limoncello delicious, it’s easy and inexpensive to produce, containing only a few simple ingredients and requiring just a bit of time to mature. Perfect for holiday gifts!

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michele's picture

I made a huge bottle of limoncello a couple of years ago in yet another attempt to use up some of my huge supply of citrus (any one want some meyer lemons? key limes? grapefruit?), it is still sitting untouched in the bar fridge... anyone know howlong limoncello keeps? any non-cocktail recipes to help me use it up?

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