Making Limoncello

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In the past, I’d had a few more DIY photologs (Making LinguiniMaking a ServerMaking a ClosetMaking a PatioMaking a Genovese) and thought it was about time that I put a new one online.

Limoncello with Donato Fioretti and Family
Limoncello with Donato Fioretti and Family
Anywhere you go in Campania, you’ll see Limoncello. And after having spent a month in Italy with my extended family, my love of the digestif led me to seek it out upon returning to NYC. While my Italian comprehension skills were quite bad back then, and I’d already consumed a number of glasses of the 32% alcohol, I seem to remember my cousin, Donato, telling me it was a family tradition to make their own.  It’s the second most popular liqueur in Italy and infused rampantly throughout the Amalfi Coast—where my family original settled.

So, naturally, I thought it’d be fun to make my own. Read more