Make your own limoncello at home this summer.
Ah…Italy, summer, a nice dinner just over. What are you going to have now? A limoncello, of course, Italy’s famous lemon-infused liqueur. Some of the best comes from the Amalfi Coast and Capri where locals grow those big, juicy, gnarled-looking lemons. But if Italy isn’t on your summer sked, do not despair. You can be anywhere to enjoy a chilled glass of limoncello. IF you can find it at home. Where I live in Northern Virginia, liquor is regulated by the state, so you have to schlep to a liquor store to see if it’s on the shelf. Our liquor store has one brand of limoncello and there were maybe two bottles on the shelf when I looked for it.
My cure for this outrage: how to make limoncello at home. This is one of those easy 4-ingredient Italian recipes. But it requires some patience–for a couple of weeks–as the alcohol steeps in wonderfully scented lemon peels. You can drink limoncello straight and chilled, over fruit, mixed with Prosecco or pour it onto your ice cream….