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beercoop Jan 12, 2007 11:01 PM

Anyone have a particular brand of limoncello that they like?

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    FarFar Jan 13, 2007 06:11 PM

    I kind of like Villa Massa right out of the freezer. Strong flavor and not too sweet/perfumy like many of the others.

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      Brandon Nelson Jan 17, 2007 04:48 PM

      Make some!

      Its sooooo much better than comercial stuff.

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        Mutt Jan 17, 2007 09:01 PM

        Agreed. Everclear and lemons.

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          Atomica Feb 2, 2007 09:15 AM

          And simple syrup!

      2. Papa Kip Chee Jan 17, 2007 05:04 PM

        Haven't tried this one, as it's not distributed outside of TX, but 'Paula's Texas Lemon' is made in Austin and boasts "a Premium liqueur". Let us know how it is if you try it!

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          randyjl Jun 16, 2007 09:28 PM

          Paula's is great as is her Orangecello!

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          Carla Suz Jan 28, 2007 05:20 AM

          Making your own is pretty easy if you can get the great lemons. If not, try Caravella.

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            tdo ca Jan 28, 2007 07:21 AM

            Piemme is good too

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              Orphan Feb 3, 2007 02:10 PM

              Caravella is delicious. Adds zing to so many martini recipes.

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                kristyn Feb 3, 2007 07:01 PM

                Yes, try making your own. Its great. Get organic lemons and Everclear.

                1. twodales Feb 3, 2007 07:25 PM

                  Meletti. Not sure if you can buy it retail but restaurants carry it. Just like you get in the old country. Very lemony... like liquid sunshine.

                  1. chef chicklet Feb 6, 2007 06:21 AM

                    I have a simple recipe given to me by my wonderful Italian friend, its very easy, just need lots of lemons...

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                      nightingaleshiraz Feb 18, 2007 07:39 AM

                      i completely agree with the 'make-your-own' camp. and really, the process is what makes it wonderful. for what it's worth, i have (half of) a very long (and slightly distracted) recipe for the home-made yellow-goodness at http://nightingaleshiraz.com/blog/200... -- enjoy. ;o)

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                        beercoop Feb 19, 2007 11:42 AM

                        Thanks to everyone, for your wonderful ideas. I usually buy Caravella, but sometimes I like to thin it out with a little vodka.

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                          delfy May 15, 2007 07:38 AM

                          You never try the limoncello of the i sapori di terra nostra?
                          i like it... it's a kosher limoncello, is it very very good.

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                        randyjl Jun 16, 2007 09:30 PM

                        The best limoncello I ever had was in a smal restaurant in Sorrento overlooking the bay of Naples and Capri. Ice cold and who cares the brand!

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                          twodales Jun 19, 2007 09:26 AM

                          I'm right there with you...

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