Limoncello, everybody's favorite sugary, alcoholic lemonade on the Amalfi Coast

Limoncello is the Sorentine Peninsula's world-famous after-dinner liqueuer, made from steeping lemon zest in what is essentially grain alcohol and then adding tons of sugar.

It is delicious, it is sweet, and it is best served out of the freezer in a shot glass than has also been in the freezer.

It has become the after-dinner drink of choice across Italy for those who can't stomach the far harsher grappa brandy (and, as such, is frequently offered to women after dinner—Italy is nothing if not gallantly traditional in a slightly—if well-intentionedly—misogynistic manner).

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