L is for Limoncello

Limoncello. The deliciously acidic lemon infused liqueur so characteristic for Italy. Namely southern Italy, where the most beautiful lemons are produced. Think of the Gulf of Naples, the Amalfi coast, as well as the islands of Capri and Sicily. limoncelloThe lemon liqueur is made of the zest of the lemons, preferably the Sorrento type. The zest, or sometimes even peels, are soaked in rectified spirit until it releases all its oils. Mix this with a syrup and you will have made your limoncello. limoncelloLimoncello is best stored in the freezer, as cold is the way you should drink it. Make it even better by chilling your glasses in the freezer for a while.IMG_1374If there’s something screaming summer, it’s this lovely drink. I served it as a digestive with balsamic infused strawberries. But seriously, don’t hesitate to drink it along some biscotti, or after the tiramisu.IMG_1373

Balsamic Infused Strawberries with Mascarpone

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 400 grams (14.1 oz) strawberries
  • 5 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 125 grams (4.4 oz) Mascarpone
  • 1 tbsp white caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Fresh mint leaves


  1. Roughly chop the strawberries. Place in the bowl and add the vinegar and sugar. Leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  2. Mix the lemon juice with the mascarpone. Add more and sugar to taste.
  3. Place some mascarpone in your serving bowl, pour over the strawberries and some of the vinegar. Decorate with some chopped mint.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Hannah G says:

    Saving this one to try over the summer!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. garland0130 says:

    Delizioso! I will have to try this.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. datatater says:

    Oh yumm… definitely going to try this soon – I always see these bottles but never really knew what it was. THANKS!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. basilandoil says:

      Glad I could help! Hope you like it 😉


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