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Monday, July 27, 2015

Tuscan Lemondrop Cocktail Recipe

Limoncello di Capri’s story began at the start of the 20th century when Vincenza Canale, a hotelier on the island of Capri, was the first to offer limoncello, derived from the Caprian word “limonillo,” to her guests. Her descendants formed Limoncello di Capri S.r.L. in 1988 continuing the old family tradition and becoming the first company to patent and use the “Limoncello” name now used by many other brands. In 1999, the Molinari family, famous for creating the Sambuca category, became a shareholder in “Limoncello di Capri, SrL.”

Today, Limoncello di Capri is the #1 selling Limoncello in bars and restaurants in Italy (Source: Nielsen). Produced in small batches using only IGP certified lemons grown on the Island of Capri and in the Sorrento Peninsula, Limoncello di Capri is one of the few brands of Limoncello produced using only real lemons. The lemons are hand-picked then peeled and naturally infused over a four to six day period to create a naturally infused spirit without the addition of coloring, preservatives or additives. Limoncello di Capri is the only limoncello producer that controls the entire production process including farming, distillation and bottling, ensuring quality control from start to finish.

Tuscan Lemondrop Cocktail Recipe
-- Created by Chris Asay

2 oz. Van Gogh Vodka
1 oz. Limoncello di Capri
1/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
4 - 1/4 inch thick slices Cucumber
3 Basil Leaves
3 dashes Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters

Garnish: One basil leaf and Three cucumber slices

Muddle 4 - 1/4 inch thick slices of cucumber and 3 Basil Leaves in a shaker. Add ice, Limoncello di Capri, Van Gogh Vodka and lemon juice. Shake and double strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with 3 dashes of Fee Brothers Cherry Bitters and garnish with basil and cucumber.

** This is a guest post recipe **

1 comment:

jopb said...

This sounds like a martini I could serve to James Bond! The ingredients are delicious and the recipe very clearly described.