Happy Friday readers!

Seeing as the weekend will soon be upon us, I thought I’d share with you a famous Italian liqueur that is popular in Southern Italy.

Limoncello…Love at first sip!

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This wonderful lemon liqueur is produced in the regions around the Gulf of Naples. This includes Sorrento, Positano, the Isle of Capri, and anywhere else along the Amalfi Coast.

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Traditionally, limoncello is made from the zest of Femminello St. Teresa lemons which are native to Italy. In order to produce a strong lemon flavor, the zest is steeped with pure grain alcohol or vodka until the oils are released. The resulting liquid is then mixed with simple syrup.

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Here’s a great recipe for those 21 and up!

A perfect treat to a hot day, limoncello is said to be at least 100 years old!

Limoncello is usually served as an after-dinner digestive around this region, but don’t let that stop you from trying all the wonderful variations. From pistachio and melon to strawberry there’s a type for everybody.

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However, I’m a purist and prefer mine tasting only like lemons.

Presented to you in chilled glasses, this icy cold drink is meant to be savored slowly. Just as in all of Italy, everything is meant to be enjoyed leisurely so there’s no rush. Take in the views around you and enjoy the Italian way.

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Soon enough you will welcome this custom with open arms after every evening meal.

Have you tried limoncello on your educational tour to Italy? If so, what were your thoughts?

Have a great weekend,

Kate.