Limoncello has the power to temporarily transport imbibers to Italy from the first sip. Buying a bottle is simple, but there's just something about homemade limoncello – gifting someone a bottle of it says ti voglio bene (I love you) in a way that no other gift can. Mainly produced in Southern Italy in the regions around the Gulf of Naples, the Sor...

Have you always wanted a lemonade for grown-ups? Limoncello might be right for you, and it is easy to make for yourself with a few lemons and a bit of time. Limoncello — or limoncino, as it is sometimes called— is an Italian liqueur made from lemon zest. It tastes like a boozy lemon gelato and is often drunk as a digestivo to cleanse the palate aft...

Limoncello is a vibrantly colored digestif that goes down easy on a hot summer’s day. Although the sweet liqueur is most often served, chilled, in a shot glass, it is meant to be sipped slowly after your meal. And although easy to make, limoncello has a complicated — and contested — history. Some people believe that Italian monks first made the spi...

For the moment, long distance travel to Italy, one of my favorite destinations, is not possible. To remind myself of my trip last fall to Milan and the Piedmont, I have been enjoying Italian treats. Charred red peppers topped with anchovies. Homemade pasta. And, limoncello.From the scourges of the pandemic, we can learn that our good fortune is fra...

Sorrento, Amalfi, Capri: which is the true birthplace of Italy’s most famous liqueur, limoncello? We may never know for sure as there are different stories about the origins of limoncello. What we know is that limoncello has been around for at least 100 years; it is said that, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was customary for the wealthies...