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Ordering Limoncello...how much do you get?

Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:20 PM
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Ordering Limoncello...how much do you get?

Okay, I'll confess I love the stuff and unfortunately have not had the pleasure to experience it in Italy...but counting the days.
Soooooo........given that, when you order it how much do you get? Okay, okay, truth be told I'm addicted and I want lots!! Is it the US equivalent to a shot? Pardon my ignorance...have only ever ordered beer or wine in Europe. Thanks.
 
Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:26 PM
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Order a whole bottle and you can have that. Or order a glass and that is what you will get. There is no standard measurement that all bars adhere to. Maybe you should buy a bottle and keep it in your room to help when withdrawal hits.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:32 PM
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Hey....it's not that bad! No standard measurement....hmmm???...so it's a guess to the amount one would receive? I can live with that. And I will have a bottle at some point on the trip...will be in the Sorrento area so I know one will leap into my hands! ;-)
 
Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:20 PM
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Hi C,

You will get about 60 to 90 cc.



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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:23 PM
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Ira, what is that in ml's?

VS :-"
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:38 PM
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At Ristoro Lamole in September they just brought over the bottle and said, "Drink as much as you like." Tracy and our friends had to drag me out.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:57 PM
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I recall getting an apertif glass that was not quite full in most places. Probably close to a typical shot glass is my guess. At home, the serving is a bit bigger!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:08 PM
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As the bartender said, if you have to ask, its not enough!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:32 PM
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If they follow the typical European shot standard, it's slightly more than half an American shot. Doesn't mean everyone will follow that, of course. Also, cc is a cubic centimeter, which is a milliliter, so 60-90 cc is 60-90 mL.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 02:39 PM
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Are we the only people who dislike limoncello despite dozens of visits to Sorrento?
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:03 PM
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I've had some limoncellos that aren't particularly spectacular, but yeah, you might be the only people I've met who dislike the whole genre.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:09 PM
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Bet you're glad you haven't actually met us.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:58 PM
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It needs to be kept in the freezer for best taste! (Just thought I'd mention that...)
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 04:13 PM
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right next to the vodka
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 05:01 PM
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Tom - I posted this question right after seeing your post about your upcoming trip to Paris!! Can't wait to read your trip report.

God forbid they bring me a bottle and say drink up! In my trip notes...try a "singing gondolier"!

 
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I plan to try lots of limoncello next week in Sorrento!!!! Has anyone heard of something called creme de limon? A friend of ours said he had that in Sorrento and described it like a dreamsicle only with lemon and a kick! Sounds delightful, but I haven't heard of it or read about it anywhere. Is he pulling my leg?
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 05:46 PM
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I love all things lemon and the idea of a good lemon liquer has my interest piqued! ( or however you spell it...peaked...picqued...)

What does Limoncello taste like? Does it just taste like a lemon vodka?

Trader Joes sells both limoncello and limoncello cream (?)...what would I have it with? Do I mix it with anything?

I once had some limoncello pound cake...believe me...I definately felt a bit buzzed! Which is weird since the alcohol should have cooked off during baking...but it was very, very moist...so maybe they poured a little liquor over the cake?
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Stupid question but is limoncello a sipping type of liquor or a shot style?
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 06:00 PM
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"Ordering Limonello...how much do you get?" As much as you order cherylforeurope! Sorry, just couldn't resist. Just remember it is easy to get ill from drinking to much Limoncello as it is sort of sweet. I have known a few people that didn't this of it as having liquor so to speak and overdid it and really and truly were sick in the middle of the night or the next morning.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 06:53 PM
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Hi Ed - it is a sipping drink. How much you choose to sip is up to you!

birthdaygirl - it tastes like a burst of lemon in your mouth. Best when served very chilled. I keep it in my freezer.
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