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.
“We had been making this recipe ourselves at home for years using Plymouth’s Navy Gin, largely due to the alcohol content and the added kick of the gin. People always ask why our limoncello tastes so good, often better than some authentic homemade counterparts and certainly leagues above what is commercially available. My answer? Hard work. We scaled up 1:1, simple as that. I’d use 8-9 lemons and hand peel them with a potato peeler to get the best parts of the skin. We still do that, just with several hundred lemons now!”