12.23.2008

Holiday Libations of Limoncello..Ho Ho Ho

We are down to the wire for spontaneous gift giving. Your liquor store as usual can never let you down.
So, I have an idea. Recently Limoncello has become very popular in the U.S., United Kingdom, New Zealand, & Austria as an ingredient in cocktails. Typically Limoncello has been served chilled as a digestvo after a meal.
Limoncello's is a lemon liqueur typically produced in Southern Italy, mainly in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi and islands of Procida, Ischia and Capri, but also in Sicily, Sardinia, Menton in France and the Maltese island of Gozo. It is made from lemon rinds (traditionally from the Sorrento lemon.
At this time of the year, many liquor stores have Limoncello as a gift set, including two liqueur glasses. Pictured are Caravella & Danny de Vito Limoncello.

Hint, include one or two recipes using their new gift in a few different twists to sip the night away. Cheers!

Sparkling Limoncello
1 1/2 ounces Limoncello (well chilled)
Chilled sparkling wine

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add Limoncello. Top with chilled sparkling wine. Garnish with lemon slice and a sprig of fresh mint.

Limoncello Martini
1/2 ounce Limoncello
1 ounce vodka

Place ingredients into a martini shaker with several cubes of ice. Shake vigorously, pour into a martini glass and serve. Garnish with lemon twist.
DANNY DEVITO'S PREMIUM LIMONCELLO 60 PROOF 750MLCaravella Limoncello Originale 750ml

1 comment:

Kim Layton said...

Your blog is great...I just came over from Hooked on Houses!

You should bring this recipe over to my "Tasty Tuesday" to heat things up a bit! :-)