Thirsty Thursday: Amalfi Limoncello Martini

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Happy Limerick Day!

In honor of both Limerick day as well as this unrelated Amalfi Limoncello Martini that I was super excited to share with you, here’s an Irish Limerick about Lemons by “Frank”

There once was a poet who rhymed
Words that actually didn’t
His limericks sucked
Cos the words that he plucked
Out of thin air were planted in limes

The lemon is sweet on the lips
If tasted in tentative sips
It’s really delish
If squeezed over fish
And eaten with green peas and fries

See the original post on this limerick here. Now, on to our recipe of the week!

The Amalfi Coast of southern Italy is renowned for its unmistakably delicious and large lemons. Limoncello is a classic Italian liqueur with a bold lemon flavor. In Italy limoncello is usually served very cold after a rich hearty meal, maybe after a big dinner of lasagna.

Since Limoncello has a bold flavor, only a few complimentary ingredients are needed for the perfect cocktail. Shake this up and enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean.


  • 4 ounces gin
  • 3 ounces limoncello
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 6 mint leaves
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  1. Combine the gin, limoncello, lemon juice, and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Fill ⅔ with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
  2. Strain the cocktail into two chilled martini glasses.
  3. Garnish with a lemon peel and mint leaves.
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See the original recipe by clicking here.

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