Buying Italian Limoncello online?

Oct 27th, 2005, 08:26 PM
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Buying Italian Limoncello online?

Hello,
I tried Limoncello for the first while in Italy last month and loved it! I meant to buy some before leaving but unfortunately I had a few unexpected obstacles that prevented me from doing some last minute shopping. Does anyone know of a website where one can buy authentic limoncello and have it mailed to the U.S. at an affordable price? I tried an online search without any luck. Thank you in advance for any advice.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 08:29 PM
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Most liquor stores in major cities have a nice selection. Have you tried there?

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Oct 27th, 2005, 08:31 PM
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I've found that many liquor stores sell Limoncello (the clear kind) but I've been unable to find a creamy version which we enjoyed when we were in Rome. I'm not sure which you'd be looking for.
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Oct 27th, 2005, 08:49 PM
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Hello azure, if you have a good wine/spirit store in your area you should be able to buy Limoncello. It is wonderful. I assume you know, but in case you don't, do keep it in the freezer. Cincin!
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Oct 28th, 2005, 02:03 AM
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www.winespecialist.com

got it by googling

It only has to be made in Italy, it doesn't have to be shipped from Italy, many American distributors will handle it.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 02:12 AM
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Limoncello is extremely easy to make yourself. Look for a recipe online. There are many.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 02:14 AM
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>Limoncello is extremely easy to make yourself.<

True, but without the lemons from the Amalfi Coast, it doesn't taste the same.

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Oct 28th, 2005, 04:41 AM
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Have you thought about making your own limoncello? It is very easy. If you would like, I can send you a recipe. I live in Italy right now and have had the privelage of making it with Italian friends! Feel free to email me or post if you want it!!
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Oct 28th, 2005, 06:04 AM
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Any good wine and spirits shop in the US should order a bottle for their customers even if they do not stock it; both the "creamy" and the "clear" versions are in wide distribution here. If you do not see it on the shelves, ask them to order it for you.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 06:08 AM
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I get mine at the local wine and spirits store around the corner.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 06:10 AM
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I have used Mario Batali's recipe successfully for several years. Its on the FoodTV website.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 06:34 AM
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Branbal77 - I would love your receipe !
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Oct 28th, 2005, 06:41 AM
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www.bevmo.com They have the clear and creamy.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 07:12 AM
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Branbal77, please consider posting your recipe here so we can all enjoy it. I'm assuming that CA lemons would provide a reasonable facsimile.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 07:39 AM
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public domain versions of these recipes

Mario Batali:
4 cups vodka (use 100 proof, not 80, it'll taste better.)
Zest of 10 lemons, no pith at all, may substitute 15 limes, 6 grapefruits, 10 blood oranges, 12 mandarin oranges, or 8 regular oranges
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups water
Place vodka and zest in a sealable jar, like a mason jar and allow to sit in a cool place for 4 days. On the fifth day place the sugar and the water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Allow to cook 5 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool. Add sugar solution to the vodka solution and allow to stand overnight. Strain through a layer of cheesecloth in a conical sieve, pressing the solids firmly. Strain again through a second layer in the same manner. Chill and allow to stand 1 week. Serve very cold.


Sergio Massa recipe
2 pounds lemons
35 ounces vodka
2 pounds sugar
35 ounces water
Peel all the skins off of the lemons. Only the yellow part should be peeled. Add the lemon peels to the alcohol, and keep for 3 to 4 days in a cool place. Once the alcohol has been infused with the lemon peels, remove the peels from the alcohol. In a separate bowl or glass container, mix the sugar and water together. Add the infused alcohol to the sugar and water mixture. This will turn a beautiful bright yellow color. Keep the limoncello in the freezer.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 07:41 AM
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Here's a link to the famous previous
limoncello thread

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34462827
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Oct 28th, 2005, 08:14 AM
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Vodka makes watery limoncello. To make it right, you should be using 95% grain alcohol as they do in Italy.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 08:19 AM
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I agree that I'd rather buy the real stuff than make a home version of it.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 09:43 AM
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Trader Joe's carries a creamy Limoncello that is very good.

My neighbors, originally from Bari, make the best Limoncello. Of course, they have to serve it in a little boot-shaped shot glass. Mmmm.
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Oct 28th, 2005, 10:39 AM
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And the grain alcohol is called "Everclear".
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