Limoncello is one of the most famous Italian liqueurs, often associated with the Amalfi Coast even if it is now produced all over Italy, from north to south.
According to the original recipe, lemon’s 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 plenty of the cheap versions having a lower alcohol content and listing artificial flavourings.
This 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 degrees, 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 limoncello with a lower alcohol content will freeze if kept in the freezer.
A proper limoncello is well balanced, the sweetness balances the acidity of the lemons, a proper limoncello should not be overly sweet and ideally made with real lemons, like this from the Morelli brothers.
Try it in a Limoncello Spritz, with Prosecco and a splash of soda, or over ice with one of our tonics
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