| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

Capri, Italy, Limoncello photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography

CAPRI, ITALY, LIMONCELLO:  I am not a big fan of liqueurs, but there is something special about Limoncello that makes it an easy drink for me to
enjoy.  Made on the isle of Capri, (and throughout the Gulf of Naples) the tasty digestive is produced from Sorrento lemon peel.   The best way to enjoy it is directly from the freezer (its alcohol content prevents it from turning into a solid) and served in a chilled glass. Better yet, try it served in a hand made local ceramic cup.   The invention of Limoncello is mainly credited to Maria Antonia Farace, on the island of Azzurra in the early 1900s.  Some say Limoncello has been around for hundreds of years when lemons were first cultivated in the region.   Afterall, humankind has been very  ingenious in fermenting and distilling alcohol (including some truly weird stuff) for thousands of years.  But Limoncello is not weird; it’s the tastiest liqueur I’ve ever had.

Shot handheld with a Nikon D300, 70-300 lens at 70mm, f6.3, 1/2000 sec., ISO 2500.  Photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography


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