Please! I implore you! I love limoncello.
Years ago, I watched Samantha Brown visit the Amalfi Coast on her television show. She went to a lemon grove and sampled limoncello. As I recall, she didn’t like it. I think it’s a pretty polarizing drink. Still, when we decided to travel to Sorrento, it seemed like something we had to do. So we stopped at I Giardini di Cataldo where we could see them produce the drink and sample their products. We ended up carrying out 2 bottles each and shipping another 6 bottles home.
You’d have thought we could only get limoncello in Italy. Luckily, that’s not so. I have found several bottles here in the States and have tried many different brands. None come close to tasting as heavenly as that first sip in Sorrento.
What makes the Sorrento limoncello so special? I have to think it’s the St. Therese lemon zest they use. Or the rectified spirits they steep it with. I suppose I could try making my own here at home with vodka, lemons, sugar, and water. But first, someone hand me some lemons. Quick! I’m down to the last mountainous pile life doled out…
How about you? Limoncello – yay or nay?