For those of you who have been following Cello’s Corner from the start, you know that Cello is short for Limoncello…and that Cello’s full name is “Tommy D’s Limoncello.” Jenny’s Grandfather, Tommy DiRenzo, was famous for his homemade Limoncello, made with his “secret recipe.”
For those of you who may not be familiar with what Limoncello is, I hope this post gives you a good explanation…
When Brian and I give someone a gift-bottle of my Pop Pop Tommy’s Limoncello, we always attach a little folded card to the bottle that explains what Limoncello is, and includes a picture of my Pop Pop Tommy and Jenny, a watermark picture of our cabin, where the Limoncello is made, and of course, Brian’s favorite puppy-picture of Miss Cello! The card explains the history of Limoncello, as well as the background behind our Limoncello recipe.
Front of our card:
Inside of our card:
Back of the label:
There are many different recipes for Limoncello – – even a cream-version. We think homemade Limoncello (especially Pop Pop Tommy’s recipe!!) is better than bottled versions bought at the liquor store that we have tried. Summer is right around the corner…and Limoncello is wonderfully refreshing on a nice summer day! …Google search a recipe or two and give it a try!
That is such a great idea to give limoncello as gifts!
Thank you so much !!
Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed the story and the pics. I love the smell of lemons and lemon blossoms. Imagine living near lemon orchards!
Thanks, Jen! Lemons DO smell really nice!!!
I had heard of this story but this is the first time I was able to read the entire story! Very interesting!