To Do This Weekend: Get Mellow With Limoncello

There is something about the summer that makes you want to sweeten up your cocktail – but not TOO much.  It’s a fine line between the over-simple-syrupy goo that we’ve all sucked down, and a gingerly, light summer sipper with a hint of citrus-y sweetness.  Even if you are not a gin lover (I’m not!), try this – it’s amazing.  If you are not familiar with Limoncello, it is a lemon liquor of Southern Italian heritage.  It is composed of lemon zest which is steeped in alcohol, and simple syrup.  It’s light and citrusy, and not overpowering.  This will make a great recipe for any 4th of July gathering.

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limoncello sips

1 ounce Limoncello

1 ounce Gin (Kendrick’s or Tanqueray – no cheap liquor allowed!)

Club Soda to taste

Lemon slices, to garnish

Mix the Limoncello and gin; pour into a highball glass over ice, and top with club soda and lemon slice.

 

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