After a few weeks of brewing, sitting in plain view on my library, the long awaited Limocello is finally ready!
So many of you have been asking about my family recipe for this delicious liquor, well, now you have it: this episode in fact features a recipe from my Family’s Vault, straight out of Aunt Laura’s hand written kitchen book, this Limoncello will enter your home and never leave. Get ready, your friends will ask for it, your family will drink it every time they come over, and in summer it will literally fly out of the freezer.The history of Limoncello is kind of confused, as there are indications or a liquor brewed using lemons throughout the center of Italy for many centuries… however, it was only in 1988 that an official trademark was deposited by the Canale family in Capri. Besides their business operation though, some Italians believe that Limoncello dates as back as the beginning of the cultivation of Lemons in Central and Southern Italy, especially when referred to the Oval Lemon of Sorrento, which traditionally is the best kind of citrus you can use to make it…. and obviously, as often happens when talking alcohol, priests are held accountable by many, for inventing this incredible “Liquid Gold”!
Debi and I love to drink a shot of Limoncello during hot summer nights, after dinner… It has a special freshness and a great liquor punch that combined together really make this drink a must for anybody’s freezer.
Summer is already over, you got now a few months for practicing and researching your own flavor and balance of ingredients.
In fact, even if this recipe is extremely simple, the sweetness of the drink can be adjusted to your likings; after tasting your first batch of Limoncello (in about a month and a half from now) you will be able to assess if you would like it to be more or less sugary. We personally like our drinks to be more on the dry side, and the proportion of ingredients we are giving you reflects that.
Grazie Zia Laura, for opening your secret kitchen book for us… we might think of starting designing a label for it now and put it in our market!
Enjoy and brew responsibly!