Limoncello is one of those liquors that’s fairly easy to make at home but I’ve never made it. Maybe if I have a good crop of lemons this year, I’ll try making some. When I was in Houston at the beginning of summer with a friend, we stopped in at a liquor store looking for something for Vince. He wanted something he can’t get around here . . I think it was either a different brand of Campari or a different brand of sweet Vermouth. His favorite mixed drink is a Negroni and me, being a non-drinker and always looking for something that tastes like Dr. Pepper, I don’t like a Negroni at all. But while my friend and I were walking up and down the aisles of a huge liquor store, I picked up a bottle of Limoncello and then found this recipe for Lemon Drop Martinis. They are good! They hardly taste like alcohol at all but they get the job done . . quickly. My friend and I had one and we were both giggling. The husbands had two and they were beginning to tell tales neither of us wives wanted told! Don’t worry . . these are friends we visit through the woods and never get on the highway.
We truly aren’t big drinkers but Vince needed something from the liquor store . . gin for his Negroni, so we went by there Saturday afternoon. Talk about a happening place on a Saturday! I had my phone out to take a picture of this recipe:
While there, I picked up another bottle of Limoncello and I texted my friend, who I probably won’t even see for another two weeks, and said “I bought another bottle of Limoncello so we’re all set!” She texted me back and said “I did too so we’re ready!” One bottle of liquor lasts the four of us about four months so I think it’s safe to say we’re not heavy drinkers.