Limoncello: How to Enjoy it at its Best

When friends and relatives decide to visit us at home we could not be happier, is it not true? After all, it means they are willing to spend a bit of time with us. We must admit, however, that having guests, especially if unexpected and at the last moment, it can be a really big problem.

Fortunately, there are some little tricks that can allow us to facilitate this surprise visit. At home we just have to have a well-chilled bottle of Limoncello in the freezer,in order to never encounter an embarrassed with our guests. Simply serve them a nice glass of Limoncello immediately to make the atmosphere much more friendly, quiet and relaxed. Precisely this was, according to the legends and stories that were said in Sorrento, about the tradition of the noble families of the coast, families who would never miss offering a glass of the prestigious yellow liquor, the liquor of the sun, to all guests, friends and relatives who decided to visit them.

There's also those who say that the Limoncello was exploited by the fishermen families and farmers, that had nothing noble about them, who drank it to keep warm in the winter. Just think about the fishermen who found themselves in the midst of the sea in January or the farmers who cultivated their fields at dawn, a glass of Limoncello for them was the perfect way to recharge their batteries and to escape too much cold.

Why not try to taste it in a situation of this kind? No, we are certainly not advising people to go fishing in the high seas or to go to a farm for a day, but rather to relive these emotions you just need to organize with your closest friends a fishing trip in a summer night directly from the coast, or even directly from the beach and go off sailing in the moon light.

If all this originality is not for you and everything you want is simply to enjoy the intense flavor of the lemons we can only advise you to choose then the most traditional, a good glass of Limoncello of Sorrento at the end of lunch or dinner, perfect for digestion and to end the meal with in beauty, maybe with a chat with friends and family.

If you want to sip it in the late afternoon instead you may add it to tonic water, this way you will have created a wonderful refreshing drink although with a touch of alcohol. If you like to taste it after dinner as if it were a real long drink, the secret is to add the Limoncello to a nice glass of champagne or prosecco.

Try it yourself, you will not regret it at all! And finally we come to a suggestion that is a bit more greedy. Have you ever tried to pour the Limoncello of Sorrento directly on fruit salad or on a huge bowl of ice cream? Literally licking our mouths.

Where to buy the limoncello? Of course, on "Sorrento Food And Stuff", you can find the original Limoncello of Sorrento, made with lemons DOP from Sorrento Coast.