Limoncello (in other regions it is sometimes also called Limoncino) is produced around the Gulf of Naples, on the Sorrento Peninsula, along the Amalfi Coast and in Ischia, Capri and Procida. The liqueur consists of lemon peel essential oils, alcohol, water and sugar. You can enjoy it neat or on ice, alternatively you can create a sparkling drink from the Italian classic: the Limoncello Spritz. We’ll tell you how to prepare the trendy drink correctly – or even how to make the lemon liqueur yourself.

To mix up a limoncello spritz for four people, you’ll need these ingredients:

Preparation is child’s play: Put the first four ingredients in a large carafe, mix the contents and divide them into four glasses. Then add two to three ice cubes and a lemon peel to each drink. If you like, garnish the drinks with a little lemon balm or basil – buon appetito!

And another tip: If you want to prepare the trendy drink without a measuring cup, you can also divide the limoncello a little more generously (approx. 250 ml) into six glasses together with a full bottle of Prosecco. You can fill up the mineral water according to your own taste.

As mentioned at the beginning, Italian lemon liqueur only contains four essential ingredients. For this reason, you can easily make a limoncello yourself. To prepare it you need ten lemons, preferably organic so that the peels are unsprayed, 750 milliliters of water as well as 750 milliliters of high-proof alcohol (for example vodka) and 500 grams of sugar. And then you can start.

How to prepare limoncello:

Tip: Let the finished limoncello steep for a few more days before enjoying it neat, on ice – or as a spritz version.

Sources: Chef, Tasty

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