As we sip this limoncello, we find ourselves torn – daydream-wise. Are we in Southern Italy or on holiday in Southern California?
Not only does California grow the most lemons in the United States – the groves in Ventura produce top-quality citrus that fetches the very highest prices. So James Carling and Manuela Zaretti-Carling took peels from lemons sourced straight from the locals, and made them the star of Manuela's Italian Nonna's limoncello recipe.
The result? The freshest, brightest lemon liqueur we've ever tasted this side of the Pacific. Pucker up, people!
tip of the tongue
Our favorite dessert: A scoop of lemon sorbet topped with a shot of limoncello. Do as the Italians do and sip a small glass after a big, festive dinner; or go crazy mixing this into cooling cocktails, like our new favorite stunner.
1. In a tall collins glass filled with ice, combine 2 oz limoncello and 1.5 oz Brooklyn Gin. 2. Add more ice and top with 2 oz club soda. 3. Garnish with a lemon peel and pucker up!