The Limoncello of Sorrento PGI is an excellent liqueur of Sorrento coast known throughout the world.
For its production, they are used exclusively Lemons of Sorrento IGP Campania. Can not end a lunch or dinner while enjoying a glass of limoncello served cold!
Ingredients: Alcohol, sugar, water, peels of lemons from Sorrento IGP.
Alcohol content: 30°
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The original Limoncello di Sorrento PGI must be produced in one of the municipalities of the territory that runs from Vico Equense to Massa Lubrense and the island of Capri.
in the territories of the Amalfi Coast, it is said that the great families of Sorrento, in the early '900, were never lacking to the distinguished guests a taste of limoncello made according to old recipes.
The originality of this limoncello is precisely in PGI lemons grown on the hills of the Sorrento peninsula, which benefits the typical Mediterranean climate; lemons whose particularity is to have a very thick and fragrant peel. And the peel is the main ingredient for producing the limoncello: zest is in fact rich in essential oils and has a very strong aroma. The others ingredients are water, sugar and above all a high quality alcohol.
The times for the preparation of limoncello hovering over eighty days. The limoncello, in fact, according to the traditional recipe, it must soak for more than two months.
From the unique taste and aroma formidable, the liquor must be served without the addition of additives and coloring agents. Limoncello is a good digestive if served cold. Someone prefers to room temperature, perhaps mixed in tonic water or champagne. Lately, it is in vogue its use on ice cream and fruit salad.
In Campania, the land prince of his production, limoncello closes especially lunch or dinner has become a social ritual that almost equals that of coffee.