Limoncello dates back to the middle ages. Italian monks would give pilgrims flasks containing lemon peels soaking in alcohol. Navigators and sailors would also bring these lemon infused beverages with them on journeys. Lemon peels were believed to prevent infection and promote digestive health. Even today Limoncello is commonly served in fine Italian restaurants as a chilled digestif either neat, mixed with coffee, or over ice cream.
Costa del Sole Limoncello comes from Salerno on the Amalfi Peninsula south of Naples. Lemons have grown here for centuries and the region is world famous for its artisan lemon spirits. Lemons from this region are more aromatic and have thicker peels which makes for better limoncello. This region is recognized as a prestigious and distinct agricultural region or PGI like the appellation of a fine wine. Their passion for craftsmanship and centuries of traditional, local farms set Costa del Sole Limoncello above the typical limoncello. It contains an abundance of vitamin C and has a delicious sweet taste.
Due to the traditional production method of Costa del Sole, some natural oils may collect in the neck of the bottle. Shake well before serving.
1 oz Limoncello 1 oz orange liqueur 1 oz Schlichte Dry Gin Mix ingredients in an old-fashioned glass with a sugared rim. Stir and serve.Golden Sunrise
2 oz Limoncello 1 oz Tequila Pour ingredients in a Highball glass, fill with tonic water, garnish with lemon.Pizzarelli Boys Limoncello Martini
2 oz Costa del Sole Limoncello 2 oz Vodka Splash of Champagne Fresh Lemon Shake and strain; top with Champagne and garnish with a squeeze of lemon.