Limoncello is an Italian after dinner drink that we fell in love with while visiting some friends a few years ago in Naples, Italy. They took us to the town of Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast where this aperitif originated. There were shops all over the town with many varieties of this delicious liqueur. We were smitten at the first sip!
It almost feels like a clandestine operation as you hesitantly approach the convent door. Once you knock, you must wait a few moments for the sister to come and open the little peep door. Then you are required to speak either Spanish or Italian (they don't speak English) to ask for the limoncello. I was waiting for her to look at me puzzled and close the door on me, but was relieved when the nun instead smiled brightly and welcomed us inside the convent.
Limoncello tastes best chilled, so we keep it in the freezer along with a few shot glasses. The first sip brought us immediately back to that glorious summer on the Italian coast. When we finish this bottle, we plan to return it to the convent for a new one.