Sunday, February 6, 2011

Napolitan Limoncello

My parents tried making some of this years ago using vodka. I helped them toil over peeling the lemons just right, no pith. After 10 days of waiting for it to stew, they tried it. They declared it "deceivingly sweet." After three or four small glassfuls, they were tipsy. They threw away(!) around a gallon of delicious lemon liquor. For shame. Anyway, this recipe looks more promising. Enjoy.

"Let me begin this post by confessing this is not my family’s recipe.  Nearly a decade ago, I traveled to Pozzuoli, Italy (just outside of Naples) to attend the wedding of my friends Luigi and Giusy.  After dinner at Giusy’s parents’ house one evening, her father, Paolo, treated me to a special digestivo — his homemade limoncello.  Napolitans are very proud of their limoncello, as well they should be.  In addition to the commercially available liqueur..."


  1. I'm gonna have to make this now. You should put a warning that you will not be held responsible if people wind up with a lampshade on their heads.

  2. Haha. I would gladly try it, if not for myself then for science!

  3. I'm a big fan of vodka and such so I'd like to try one of these someday. Can you buy, in a store? :D