Social distancing, wearing face coverings, and cancelling your holiday due to local lock downs, and not knowing when things will get back to some sort of normality.
We too at Campania Wines were looking forward to a few weeks on the Amalfi Coast this year, sipping an after dinner limoncello, and taking in the breath taking views of Positano and Ravello. Alas, our plans were scuppered.
Well for this year at least, let the Amalfi Coast come to you. With our range of limoncello’s and gin from Staibano, still and sparkling wines, from personally selected vineyards, and selections of pasta’s and cooking sauces, it won’t take too long to re-create the Dolce Vita in your own home.
Let’s look at Staibano’s Limoncello in more detail, to see why it’s so popular.
The recipe for Campania Wines’ mouth-watering Staibano Limoncello dates back to 1932 with thanks due to one Don Vincenzo Staibano. He loved to party and generally live the high life just south of Naples – and to share his zest for life by creating wonderful drinks using the very best Amalfi lemons known as Sfusato Amalfitano. Lemons? You’d be forgiven for confusing them with grapefruits, such is their size, and they’ve been awarded IGP status (Indicazione Geografica Protetta) to protect their enviable reputation as the world’s finest.
The recipe is simple and traditional, the results delectable. Thick lemon rinds are infused with alcohol for around 8 days and the liquid takes on the characteristics of the essential oils in the peel. Then it’s mixed with sugar syrup, bottled and left to mature. È tutto! And the Staibano label is a work of art which would grace any dining table, designed by an amazing artist, Aleksandra Laika, inspired by the Staibano family’s love for posters from the 20s-50s.
Making the most of your limoncello
As an after-dinner digestivo, Staibano Limoncello is traditionally served chilled, in an ice-cold shot glass.
For a super-refreshing long drink, dilute it with acqua frizzante and you could add more lemon juice for extra zing.
A Limoncello Martini is equal parts limoncello and vodka and some lemon juice served over ice
It’s delicious poured over ice-cream or pancakes
As a cooking ingredient (although it seems almost sacrilegious to do anything other than drink it!) it’s great in lemon possets and syllabubs
Are you a lemon drizzle cake fan? Then make a very adult version using limoncello instead of lemon juice to make the syrup.
Sip it and see…
So here we have it: Staibano Limoncello https://www.campaniawines.co.uk/shop/staibano-limoncello/ or, if you like a creamy liqueur, then go for a bottle of Staibano Amalf Smooth https://www.campaniawines.co.uk/shop/staibano-limoncello-cream/ and for those who fancy an amaro or a lemon infused gin https://www.campaniawines.co.uk/shop/staibano-amaro/ https://www.campaniawines.co.uk/shop/staibano-amalfi-gin/