Friday, August 12, 2005
This is limoncello. For those who have never heard of it, limoncello is an Italian liquor made out of lemons and vodka that is usually drunk after a meal as a digestive. In fact, it's rare to go to a ristorante and not see people drink a limoncello after their meal.
True to their nature, every region in Italy claims to be the home of the best or most authentic limoncello. For my money, the best is found down in the Cinque Terra. Many Italians also make their own limoncello as it's an easy process. We always keep a bottle in the house and I enjoy a shot every now and then. Especially on a hot day - limoncello should be kept in the freezer and served ice cold.
Here's a pretty good site for more info, including recipes if you'd like to make your own: