The story gets sweeter and the work for the writer gets harder as we hand peel every lemon that goes in. Sometimes the best part about a good ending is a twist; we use gin as the base for this traditional yet vibrant liqueur.
When you cherish a book that will likely be read over many times, using a bookmark is the way to go. When your story gets busy or you’ve reached a perfect stopping point, why not pause and sip on something that conveys that sense of peace?
We blend tradition with artistry, starting with our Navy Strength gin as a base for the Limoncello. We then hand peel every organic lemon that goes in and use pure cane sugar for sweetening. That’s it, no artificial anything, just like it’s made in family homes across Italy and the rest of the world.
The citrus forward nature of the gin helps bolster the mouth-coating fresh lemon upon first sip and the juniper remains soft and muted at 60 proof, leaving a balanced and surprisingly classic, full taste.
“Radiant bright lemon peel notes in the air upon pouring, and especially in the glass when nosed close up. In particular on the nose, Bookmark Limoncello smells more of a limoncello than a limoncello with a gin base.
However, on the palate Bookmark Limoncello Liqueur definitely shows it’s gin side. Sweet— but not cloying— lemon flesh at first, with a heavy dollop of lemon oil. Notes of lime zest and juniper come on strongly as a complementary note. The spices add some complexity, suggesting lemon curd and key lime meringue pie— a hint of creamy custard comes on towards the finish.
Perhaps this is the beginning of something? But in either case, as a gin fan, Temple Distilling may have helped this tepid limoncello fan see a place for it behind his bar.” Recommended.