We all love a glass or two of limoncello, whether as an after meal or diluted with some soda as an aperitiv, Limoncello is one of the most famous Italian liqueurs, often associated with the Amalfi Coast and its big lemons even if it is now produced all over Italy, from north to south.
According to the limoncello’s original recipe, lemon zest is infused in pure alcohol and then water and sugar cane are added, however, there are plenty of different interpretations and ingredients used, with the cheap versions having a lower alcohol content and artificial flavourings instead of lemon zest.
Our limoncello is obtained leaving the zest of the Amalfi’s lemons to macerate in pure alcohol for several days until the color and flavours are released, water and cane sugar are then added and the result is a Limoncello with an abv of 32%, much higher than the majority of limoncello found in supermarket shelves, that can be kept in the freezer and enjoyed very chilled because it won't freeze.
A well made limoncello is balanced, the sweetness balances the acidity of the lemons, a well made limoncello should not be overly sweet and ideally made with real lemons, like this from the Morelli brothers.
You can also try the Limoncello as a Spritz, add Prosecco and a splash of soda, or over ice with one of our tonics
or if are a sweet tooth and you like tiramisu, why not try our Tiramisu al limoncello
for a different taking on a classic Italian dessert.
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