What Is Limoncello and How Is it Made?

Great Limoncello Cocktails, and Directions for Making Your Own

Bottles of limoncello. Sorrento, Campania, Italy, Europe
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Limoncello liqueur is made by soaking lemon zests in neutral grain alcohol for a month or more. The result is a thick, sweet dessert cordial with an intense lemon-flavor. It is best stored in the freezer and also makes a delicious topping for ice cream. It is possible to make your own limoncello -- it just takes a lot of time and patience. Here's a great DIY recipe that makes a lovely gift:

Cocktails With Limoncello

Limoncello Dessert Recipes

Popular Brands of Limoncello

  • Averna Lemoncello
  • Caravella Lemoncella
  • Franciacorta Lemoncello
  • Giori Lemoncello
  • Limonce Limoncello
  • Luxardo Limoncello
  • Pallini Lemoncello
  • Rossi d'Asiago Lemoncello

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