Here we are, finally, at the end of 2016 and it’s time for a Limoncello Kiss. I can’t say that this year has been that bad for us. I am sorry, though, for the general unrest in the rest of the world. I always face the beginning of a new year with a little anticipation and a bit of trepidation, as well. With good reason, I suspect that this year will bring about some major changes in our lives. We are facing a potential move again, so we’ll see. I’ve used the last few days of 2016 tidying up around the house. This has included cleaning out the garage and generally evaluating what’s worth moving and what’s not.
I’ve also had a great week cooking. If there is any constant in the new year, I very much hope it involves cooking and blogging. I’m also hopeful to be able to continue to be close to fresh and local foods, as these past nearly seven years of living in the PNW have transformed how I’ve cooked – we really do eat very seasonally and I enjoy the ebb and flow of the seasons for that reason.
The Limoncello Kiss is my farewell to 2016 – I thought this year needed a sweet kiss to finish it out. If you are in the mood to make your own limoncello, Giada de Laurentiis’s recipe on Food Network is both quick and yummy. Plus, with the leftover lemons, you’ll have a great excuse to make a lemon meringue pie or lemon bars. The Limoncello Kiss is a nod to one of my favorite cocktails at Pastini’s which is a lovely pasta chain in Portland.
Wishing you all the happiest 2017!
- 1 ounce vodka or gin
- 1 ounce limoncello
- Combine the vodka or gin and the limoncello in a champagne flute. Top off with chilled Prosecco.