Facts and information about this famous liqueur drink
Facts and Information about the Limoncello Liqueur
The alcoholic drink Limoncello is a sweet, bright yellow Italian liqueur. Limoncello is lemon flavored and produced in the south of Italy, Capri, Sicily and Sardinia. The liqueur is made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water, and sugar. Liqueurs are sweet alcoholic drinks which are flavoured with a variety of different ingredients and come in a variety of different colors. The word 'liqueur' derives from the Latin word 'liquifacere' which means to melt or dissolve - the flavorings used to make liqueurs are dissolved.
List of Recipes which contain Limoncello
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Information about Limoncello
Liqueurs are flavored with a whole variety of different ingredients! These ingredients include fruits, herbs, spices, flowers, seeds, nuts, roots, plants, barks, eggs and cream. The following list details the main ingredients of Limoncello together with other info about this famous liqueur.
- Main ingredients of Limoncello - lemon rinds, alcohol, water, and sugar
- Country of origin - Italy
- Color - Bright yellow
Italian Limoncello has become increasingly popular. The the flavor of Italian Lemoncello drinks are dependent on the variety of lemon used in the recipe which is usually determined by the local lemon produce in the region of Italy where the drink is manufactured. Two of the most popular brands of this famous drink are Pallini and Caravella.
Pallini Limoncello is made in Italy by the Pallini family using a secret family recipe which was created more than 100 years ago. It is made using an exclusive lemon infusion process, which takes almost 8 months to complete.
Caravella Limoncello, was created by Paolo Sperone in Milan from a family recipe dating back to 1898. The Caravella Limoncello company was founded in 1911 by Antonio Sperone.
How to serve the Limoncello Liqueur
Liqueurs are made in nearly every country of the world and come in a variety of different flavors and colors. This makes every liqueur drink, such as Limoncello, an extremely versatile drink. Liqueurs can be served:
- Straight up - Perfect as after dinner drinks and usually served at room temperature
- On the rocks - If a cold drink is preferred liqueurs can be chilled and served over ice cubes or mixed with crushed ice
- Served with coffee
- Liqueurs can be mixed with cream or other mixers to create some really good and extremely colorful cocktails
Rainbow Liqueur Drinks - Floating Liqueurs
Ever wondered how bartenders create those unusual rainbow effects when making cocktails? They use a method called 'Floating liqueurs' which is achieved by 'floating' a measure of liqueur in a glass by pouring it slowly over an inverted spoon or down a glass rod on top of previous layers. This creates a rainbow effect in a glass when using different colored liqueurs or cordials. Liqueurs are sometimes referred to as Cordials, which causes some confusion. In America a cordial mean a sweet, syrup like alcoholic beverage. However, in the UK a cordial means a non-alcoholic, sweet, syrupy drink!
Quantities and Proportions of ingredients in Limoncello cocktail drinks
Quantities of ingredients tend to cause confusion - no problem, just use the correct proportions of each ingredient to create the best authentic & original Limoncello cocktail recipe! You can use a thimble, cup or even a pitcher ( if you are making this recipe for a group or a crowd ) when you make a cocktail! The following simple guidelines will also help with the different quantities referred to in other cocktail recipes:
- 1 oz (ounce) equals 2 tbsp (tablespoons) or 3 cl (centilitres)
- 30ml equals 1 oz
- 1 shot equals 3 tbsp (tablespoons) or 1½ oz (ounces) or 45 ml (millilitres)
- 1 cup equals 8 oz (ounces) or 24 cl (centilitres) or 240 ml (millilitres)