Limoncello

Meletti

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Adriatic Coast, Italy

 

Limoncello

Meletti Limoncello achieves the perfect balance of sweetness and freshness by combining alcohol, sugar, and lemon peel. Meletti selects only the finest lemons from Sorrento’s coastal groves. The lemons are harvested in mid-October and quickly brought to Meletti’s distillery to create a pure and natural citrus liqueur with no coloring or stabilizing additives. A rich, full mouth feel with inviting aromas and flavors of fresh lemons that are pronounced but not harsh, and balanced by a delightfully sweet finish. According to Italian tradition, Limoncello is the elixir of life. Folklore holds that this liqueur had healing virtues capable of curing everything from bad breath to a bad love life.

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Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

This lemon liqueur appears slight at first: pale yellow and slightly cloudy, lightly fragranced with lemon oil. Yet one sip, and the flavor is unmistakably bold, balancing sweetness with an authentic and clean lemon-peel acidity.

K. Newman, April 2014

Blue-Eyed Blonde

1.5 oz Meletti Limoncello

1 oz clear blueberry vodka

.5 oz fresh lemon juice

 

Shake with ice, and strain into chilled cocktail glass with sugared rim. Add 3 blueberries for garnish.


Coconut-Lemon Yum

• 1.5 oz Reposado Tequila
• 1 oz Shipwreck Coconut Cream
• .5 oz Meletti Limoncello

Shake lightly with ice, and strain into highball with fresh ice.  Serve with a garnish of a small scoop of coconut or lemon sorbet.


Coconut-Lemon Yum

1.5 oz Reposado Tequila

1 oz Shipwreck Coconut Cream

.5 oz Meletti Limoncello

 

Shake lightly with ice, and strain into highball with fresh ice. Serve with a garnish of a small scoop of coconut or lemon sorbet.


Mint Lemonade

• 1 oz vodka
• 1 oz Meletti Limoncello
• 6-8 mint leaves

Shake all ingredients together quickly.  Strain into a rocks glass with ice.  Top with club soda and garnish with mint and a lemon wheel.


Mint Lemonade

1 oz Meletti Limoncello

1 oz vodka

.5 oz fresh lemon juice

8-10 mint leaves

 

Shake all ingredients together quickly. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Top with club soda, and garnish with mint and a lemon wheel.


Whiskey Lemon Smash

1.5 oz Rebellion Bourbon

.75 oz Meletti Limoncello

.25 oz simple syrup

2 lemon wedges

Mint

 

Muddle 2 slices of lemon and 10 pieces of mint with simple syrup. Add ice, bourbon, limoncello and shake. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist and a mint sprig.