Limoncello is possibly the most famous Italian liqueur, often associated with the Amalfi Coast, the scenery and its big lemons, but it is produced all over Italy.
The authentic Limoncello is obtained by leaving the zest of ripe and beautiful lemons to macerate in pure alcohol for several days until the color and flavours of the zest are released, water and cane sugar are then added - these should be the ingredients – real lemons, pure alcohol, water and cane sugar. However, in low quality limoncellos, real lemons are often replaced with flavouring and too much sugar is added.
Amongst the best distilleries, the Morelli brothers, follow a recipe that has been handed down from the beginning of the 19th century, generation to generation, in the family. Their recipe only uses natural ingredients without any artificial flavouring.
This Limoncello, with an abv of 32%, much higher than the majority of low quality limoncello found in supermarket shelves, can be kept in the freezer and enjoyed very chilled because it won't freeze.
The secret of a great limoncello is its balance, it doesn’t have to be sharp nor too sweet, the sweetness should balance the acidity of the lemons, without being overly sweet.
Limoncello has now become much more than a after meal, it can be made as a Spritz, just add Prosecco and a splash of soda, or can be drunk over ice with one of our tonics
or even used to make a summer version of the famous tiramisu, the Tiramisu al limoncello
, deliciously refreshing.
Under the current generation, the Liquorificio, distillery, Morelli, originally called the Antica Grapperia Toscana, has been going from strength to strength, producing liqueurs and spirits of the highest quality. The credo of this Tuscan distillery is the belief in using only the best natural ingredients for its products and using the family recipes they have used for centuries that have resulted in them winning a large number of awards, not only for their grappa, but also for their delicious Limoncello