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Life gave us lemons, we made Limoncello

Limoncello is a lemon liqueur, which is mainly produced in southern Italy, especially in the region around the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast. In northern Italy, the liqueur is often called limoncino. Limoncello is produced from the lemon peel of the best Italian lemons.

According to one of the legends, in 1900 Maria Antonia Farache, who had a beautiful garden with lemon and orange trees on the island of Capri, was the first to produce this drink. Limoncello first became a neighborhood hit. Her grandson later opened a restaurant where the main specialty was limoncello.

Others trace the origin of lemon liqueur on the island of Sicily. Some claim that the lemon drink was used by fishermen and peasants in the morning to fight the cold during the Saracen invasion.

There are also those who believe that the recipe was born in monasteries. In the early 1600s, the nuns of the Santa Rosa Convent in Conca dei Marina used this citrus-based liqueur to give their famous lemon sfogiatella Santa Rosa cake an authentic flavor.

However, whichever version of the origin of this liqueur we choose, in the end we have a product that, with its quality, naturalness and unique smell and taste, has a famous status in Italian food and drink culture.

Today, Limonce Spritz is very popular refreshing summer drink for any occasion. Limonce from the Stock company is the best-selling limoncello in Italy, but also in the world.

Order a Limonce Spritz or try your hand at making this ideal summer refreshment. For this you need:

White wine glass

Limoncè liqueur – 60ml

Prosecco Duca D’Alba – 90ml

Mineral or soda water – 30ml

Put ice in a glass, add all the ingredients, mix well.

Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves.

Enjoy the tastes and smells of Italy with a view of any corner of our beautiful planet.