A traditional lemon liqueur from Italian.
Luxardo Limoncello first hit the market in 1905, though the recipe was reformulated in 2010, complete with a new bottle design. The liqueur now contains 25% more fresh lemon juice than previously, alongside an infusion of lemon peel and essential oils with neutral alcohol. This is created through a lengthy maceration.
The liqueur itself is zesty and sweet without being sickly, and features plenty of bright, clean lemon flavour, alongside a little peppery spice and a touch of citrusy acidity.
A summertime classic, this performs well in sour-style gin and Cognac drinks.