In the fall of 2005, I spent an incredible ten days in Rome visiting my sister, who was studying abroad at the time. While I, at just the ripe age of 16, was most certainly an underage drinker in our country, in Italy I was just another legal drinker in a country full of fantastic things to indulge in. And so the story begins of how I discovered Limoncello. Ever since those days in Italy, I have been obsessed with this sweet and tangy liqueur.

After returning from my trip, I was afraid that I would not be able to find Limoncello stateside. Luckily for me, it is sold in many liquor stores. While I do enjoy the taste of these bottles for the most part, I find that many just are not the same as the glorious, sunshine liqueur I had overseas. In attempts to recapture those delicious memories, I decided to make my own at home.

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