How do you drink Luxardo Limoncello?
Luxardo’s time-honored production methods of infusing alcohol with peels, pulp and juice enhances the natural aroma and bright citrus taste of lemons harvested in southern Italy. Enjoy Luxardo Limoncello either straight up and chilled, or on the rocks with soda or tonic water for a perfect aperitivo occasion.
Why do Italians drink limoncello after dinner?
‘ Simply put, the Italian digestif or digestivo is an alcoholic drink served after dinner to help with digestion. This type of Italian liquor is different than some of the more commonly known classic Italian cocktails like the Campari Spritz. These are aperitivo, or drinks meant to stimulate your appetite.
How do you traditionally drink Limoncello?
In Italy, limoncello is often enjoyed as an aperitif (before a meal) or a digestif (after a meal). Regardless, limoncello is often served chilled (but not over ice) to exalt its flavors. It’s usually served in a shot glass or a small ceramic cup because of its high alcohol content.
What does digestivo mean in Italian?
Italian digestivo are alcoholic after dinner drinks, usually served in a small glass, straight, as a shot. Like the name suggests, they are meant to aid digestion after a substantial meal (digestivo in Italian means ‘digestive’). They come in several types, some sweet some bitter.
Is limoncello good for digestion?
Lemon oil is a carminative, which is why limoncello is categorized as a digestif liqueur—it aids in digestion, especially after diving into a big meal (see more on this below). Because lemon is a citrus fruit, it’s packed with Vitamin C.
How long can you keep limoncello once opened?
You should generally try to consume limoncello within 2 years of creating or opening it. Limoncello only contains 4 ingredients, 2 of which are preservatives. So, it will never “go bad” like milk would but it does lose its lemon scent and flavor over time.