In the Naples and the Amalfi Coast episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy the specialty liquor of the region – hand made in a local’s home.
The lemons along the Amalfi Coast seem to grow bigger than anywhere else in the world, so it is no surprise that the official drink here is the sweet, lemon liqueur, Limoncello. There’s nothing better than tasting some that has been made in a local home. We visited with Marianna Carbone who owns a Bed & Breakfast in the town of Conca dei Marini. She instructed us with a simple recipe: peel the oil-rich zest off of five to eight lemons, put them into a liter of pure alcohol and let them sit in a cool, dark place for five days. Make a simple syrup with one liter of water to 700 grams of sugar. Combine all and filter. For more on her B&B, visit www.amalfiresidence.it
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