Category: Cocktails & Appetizers | Blog URL: http://agliooliopeperoncino.blogspot.com/2009/04/limoncello.html
This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.
Italy’s most famous after dinner liqueur. I like mine tart, zesty, not too sugary, ice cold and dreamy. This is the original recipe from Sorrento, the birthplace of Limoncello.
The homemade booze is always a million times better than the bottled, but in order to make your own, please consider the important basic information that follows:
Grain alcohol (Ethanol) is available at concentrations of 95% alcohol (190 proof) and 75.5% (151 proof). It is illegal to sell the 190-proof variety in some states of the U.S., including California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington. In some of these states, the 151-proof variety may be sold.
In Canada, it is not sold in Saskatchewan but is available in Alberta.
The British, Australian and New Zealand retail policies are, like in Europe, quite lenient as far as ethanol is concerned.