This post is practically a Public Service Announcement. With the Early Spring we've been having in the Northern Hemisphere, you need to get cracking and make your Limoncello for summer. It needs 40 days to sit and steep, so now's a really good time to get going.
I was gifted a bottle at Christmas, made by a young and handsome Italian fellow, (boyfriend of one of my favorite girls) (thanks Eugene). I was quite smitten with it. I tried to get him to spill the Secret Recipe, but he was perhaps a little guarded. Cryptic instructions, vague measurements and iffy details, forced me to search for the written word. Here's a RECIPE if you would like to try. I was thinking it would make great summer hostess and birthday gifts for the drinkers in your life.
To serve my Limoncello, I am using my tiny Bonne Maman jam jars. The waiter at the Bellagio Hotel in Vegas didn't even notice I was eating 8 a day at breakfast. My suitcase home was nearing the overweight allowance in petite jars of preserves alone. Mise over the the blog PRETTY FAR WEST is a huge fan of Bonne Maman jars of both sizes. Please note, these are the miniature 1 oz jars....Limoncello is made with 100% proof vodka..you really don't want to use your large jars.