Friday, August 12, 2005

Limoncello Anyone?



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:

Limoncello


Rik

3 comments:

JetShack said...

OMG Rik!!!!

I had limoncello for the first time in fricking forever less than a week ago! Except for the fact that it wasn't really limoncello... It was a slurry of lemon oil and everclear... but just the fact that the resteraunt had it impressed me...

The waiter couldn't figure out what I was doing just sipping it... Every one he'd ever served it to took it like a shot... I told him it was a pallete cleanser and he just kind of looked at me...

Guess what you can send me for Christmas??? (Seriouslly we should think about getting a gift exchange going... I'm sure there's shit over here that you've been wanting..)

Wayne said...

WARNING: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DRINK LIMONCELLO WHILST WEARING A MUSCLE TOP!

kitty said...

I don't drink, but this sounded good. So I bought a bottle (Strega brand ... $21.95) yesterday and tried it warm (couldn't wait) and after it had been in the freezer over night. Definitely better ice cold! Not bad at all, although it's very sweet. I wasn't prepared for that. It's like an alcoholic lemonade.