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When life hands you lemons .... make Limoncello!

We love ourselves a burst of sunshine while staying indoors. And Italians have got it right. One sip of limoncello as an aperitif or an after-meal dessert liquor and you’re transported back to pleasant summer, no matter what time of the year it is!

Limoncello emerged in Italy over a century ago and is frequently produced in the southern part of the country, including the Naples area. Limoncello is prepared by soaking lemon zests in neutral grain alcohol for a month’s time or more if required. This draws out the oils and fills the lemon flavor into the liquor. What we get is a thick, sweet dessert cordial with a rich lemon flavor.

Generally, lemons from Amalfi, Capri and Sorrento are used to prepare limoncello

The drink gives a very sweet taste with an intense flavour of lemons. It misses the tartness of lemon juice and is rather like a spiked, highly-concentrated, citrus-flavoured syrup that's very delicious. Limoncello is a versatile drink and also an ingredient in itself makes it a popular choice to include it in various recipes.

Limoncello Marcati Liquor

Marcati Limoncello is the fantastic result of a fine blend of infusions acquired from the rinds of the best Italian lemons, processed according to age-old recipes, along with natural juices and flavours. It is produced following a recipe native to the south of Italy, an area flourished in flavours and traditions that date back thousands of years.

The producers of the liquor, the Marcati brothers, Pietro and Luigi, began their business in the family-owned pharmacy in 1919, which soon became their first craft workshop. The products soon gained recognition and were highly appreciated leading the production to increase. The first industrial plant was established in Verona in 1929 but was demolished during World War II. The company continued to grow after the post-war reconstruction and during the Eighties, it began to export, first to European countries and later to various other continents.

The liquor has a yellow shade with green highlights and has a creamy texture. The aroma is very refreshing that of fresh lemons. The mix of infusions is obtained from Italian lemon peel with natural juices and flavors.

We can’t wait to get our hands on one of the finest Marcati wines. It is flavoursome and a glass of very fragrant wine. Have you tried Limoncello yet?


Source(s): internationalwineshop, gaglianomarcati,drinksandco, Cocktails.lovetoknow

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