Limoncello of Sorrento

Limoncello is a liqueur made with the best Sorrento lemons, water, sugar and alcohol, a few simple ingredients to create a real wonder, a liqueur loved by everyone in every corner of the world.

Limoncello is perfect for any occasion, in fact it can be served at the end of a meal as a digestive, as a long drink by adding it to prosecco or, for a greater value, to champagne, as a small touch of flavor finally on fruit salads or ice cream.

Why is the flavor of Limoncello of Sorrento so intense?

Sure, thanks to the lemons. The area between Vico Equense and Massa Lubrense, the area of ​​Capri, the area of ​​Anacapri, are truly exceptional places on the Campania coast where the climate is always temperate and where the sun is always present.

Thanks to these climatic conditions, the lemon is free to grow luxuriantly and to periodically give life to these rather large fruits, with a shiny and healthy skin, with a really very juicy pulp. Arriving near an expanse of lemons on a windy day you will feel almost stunned so that their scent invades the surrounding air, an emotion to be experienced, capable of making your mouth water immediately, capable of pushing you towards a lemon, to make you choose it, to let you taste it.

And we must admit that seeing a lemon grove for the first time is an equally unique experience. Seeing so many yellow fruits sparkling under the sun’s rays, observing the Sorrento pergolas made with chestnut reeds and poles and observing the work of those who really love those lemons will be an experience that will remain in your heart, we assure you, forever.

How is Limoncello of Sorrento made?

To make the Sorrento lemon liqueur, only lemon peels are used following a recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. The recipe has never been changed over the years, therefore the utmost respect for local traditions and culture.

However, there is a difference from the past. What is it about? The difference is that today limoncello is no longer made only at home by the ladies of the area, it is made by real companies that bring it to supermarkets and shops throughout Italy and that also take it to every other corner of the world.

Precisely for this reason it has been decided for some years that the real Limoncello di Sorrento should be an IGP product, with a protected geographical indication, in short, to prevent its marketing from going to ruin, to prevent it from losing its taste due to its large market. unmistakable initial. In short, Limoncello has been protected from decay, an exceptional product that can still be tasted today in full respect of the traditions and culture of the Sorrento peninsula.

History of Limoncello of Sorrento

The Limoncello of Sorrento has a story that has roots far back in time.

When does this story begins with precision? Impossible to say really. Some say that in fact the Limoncello was known already in antiquity, who say that it was invented by the citizens of Amalfi during the late 1800s, other say that instead of the original recipe took off since the early 1900s , others finally assert that its origins are of Capri, others say Sorrento, others from the fishermen whose sea was their home and certainly not the mainland.

Myths, legends, stories are intertwined in the history of Limoncello of Sorrento, a story that is so steeped in mystery and that makes this product even more fascinating.

For sure it is a great success story, a Limoncello product that in fact until the first half of 1900 could only be discovered in the small shops in the area and of which today can be purchased anywhere. Limoncello was made in homes, an exceptional liquor that noble families offered to all their guests, that Friars sipped, it is said, between a prayer and the other, that the fishermen were drinking at sea during the cold winter days.

The homemade limoncello was served in inns, restaurants, bars in the area, a local product which became part of the culture and as a digestive drink it soon became a real tradition.

What are you waiting for then? Come and visit us to taste the real Sorrento Limoncello!