It was June 2004 ... my hero-of-a-hubby had taken us to Florence, Italy for our (slightly delayed) honeymoon. One night after dinner, as we prepared to walk back out into the cobble stone alley from whence we came (our restaurant, a hole in the wall that the locals frequented), we paid our dinner bill and were handed 2 frosty shot glasses!
"What is this?" I asked? It was beautiful, and I was intrigued. The cameriere (waiter) replied: "Limoncello" and he lifted it to my mouth and handed it to me. We drank it ... and we enjoyed it. He explained, in his best english, that it is italian tradition to enjoy a quick, cold shot of limoncello after dinner. When in Florence... who were we to argue?!
When we returned home I was giddy to find it on the shelves of the local Trader Joe's. I introduced it to my best girlfriend Debbie... and when we get together at my house to catch up, it's tradition... we start it off with a shot of limoncello.
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