Limoncello Ohio style

I have been SO lazy since our family reunion is over, and Chris went back to Australia. The only way I could possibly have been lazier today would have been to just stay in bed. And I haven’t made any effort to mine the material from my cruise to write something interesting for you here.

So here is my only travel-related thought:  if you go to Italy, bring home some limoncello. Oh,  I know. We drink some in a sunny spot in Sorrento or after a great dinner in Rome and spend half an hour debating over the different brands in the duty-free shop, right? Then you open up the bottle back home and well . . . wah, wah, wah.

Did I choose the wrong brand (again)? Does it lose something traveling for eight hours in the overhead bin of a 727? Whatever the reason, I had resigned myself to the idea that bringing limoncello home from Italy is just a waste of those last Euros burning a hole in my pocket at the Rome airport.

Store selling limoncello and all things lemon in Sorrento

Well, the other night I went to my women’s study club meeting at my friend Diane’s house. Diane is always a great hostess, and with a selection of wines and soft drinks, she also had set out a bottle of limoncello, a bottle of tonic and a little dish with fresh mint leaves. She suggested mixing the limoncello with tonic, add ice and a crushed mint leaf and – mamma mia! Now that’s a great, refreshing drink!

So go ahead and buy another bottle the next time you’re in Italy. I’m bringing one back in October for certain. And grazie mille to Diane!

About katemahar

Freelance writer and event planner by trade . . . mother/daughter/sister/friend . . . passionate traveler . . . compulsive reader
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