Sunday, September 21, 2008

Limoncello...

A southern Italian digestif drink made from the rinds of regional lemons (traditionally from the Sorrento lemon), alcohol, water and sugar. When we were staying in Menton, minutes from the Italian border - we actually crossed the border one night to indulge in delicious pastas - Ben and I found a really cool shop that cooks up the limoncello right there in the back and sells beautiful bottles in the front... Yes, of course I brought a bottle back! It is delicious! My friend Chris in NY knows what's up and makes his own... I think I'm going to have to make some too! Much better than the harsh moonshine we all keep in our freezers round these parts...

There were lemon trees for sale





The back room where the magic happens


I love these huge corked glass bottles where the limoncello macerates for several weeks

2 comments:

Chris said...

*GASP*

I must visit...

Yeah, I'm a freak - I have a big 'ol mason jar of limoncello stewing away in my cabinet as we speak. Weird, ain't it? But so darn yummy!

Ben said...

Whoa, those are awesome jars! Where can I get those?