Anyone who has ever eaten at a good Italian restaurant knows that you always get a small glass of limoncello. This southern Italian lemon liqueur is the perfect end to a delicious dinner – served in an ice-cold glass – or simply as a refreshing drink. And they now apply that success in all its glory: there are a ridiculous amount of variations on limoncello! We feel instant happiness, do you?
Limoncello equals lemon, right?
Nothing is less true. In the cookbook Comfort food with vegetables by Welmoed Bezoen we came across a few wonderful recipes for a grapefruit limoncello: grapefruit cello. And guess what, you can pickle all kinds of citrus fruits as a limoncello, such as an arancello (with orange) or even an arancello with saffron. That sounds very interesting and delicious. Welmoed has inspired us.
But these is also a step further, limoncello can also be made from all kinds of fruits and even pistachios! There is also a crema di limoncello made with milk, which contains less alcohol. Look, that makes us happy!
Special variations on limoncello
1. Citrus fruits
This variant is very obvious, if you look at lemon, an orange, grapefruit or lime is of course in the same line. This is why plenty of cellos are made. Like an agrumello, which stands for liqueur with a mix of citrus fruits.
In addition to citrus fruits, all kinds of fruits are also used to make cellos. Such as a meloncello, made from Cantaloupe melon or or fragoncello, which is made from strawberries. But we also came across variants with rhubarb, cherries , bananas or raspberries.
What is of course very handy that the fruit can be kept for a long time in this way (and contains alcohol), so a perfect solution for a large harvest from the vegetable garden: make a cello out of it!
Where citrus fruits and fruit were still quite logical cellos, we were a little surprised that there are also variants with nuts. The most common is the pistachio cello with pistachios, but there is also a variant with almonds. Result: a beautiful light green liqueur. A must try.
We almost fell out of our chair with the licorice cello variant, but there are really several recipes for it. But by now we have realized: those cellos are nice. We sign for it, especially for this licorice variant.
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