That is what the Mastroianni brothers (pictured below) did in 2008 when they opened their Salem, New Hampshire-based “Fabrizia Spirits”, which has become one of the finest Limoncello distillers in the country.
Nick and Phil Mastroianni are second-generation Italian-Americans who grew up outside of Boston. Well acquainted with the inferior quality of Limoncello that was served in Boston’s North End, they became inspired to make their own after a “life-changing visit to the family’s home village in southern Italy.”
According to the brothers, Limoncello should have a “fresh lemon floral note” and a slight subtle burn. You should taste the alcohol but it shouldn’t be “rocket-fuel.” The inconsistent quality that they have experienced in other limoncellos is the result of the use of artificial flavors and colors that “corrupt the ‘sacred-mix’ of the traditional recipe.”
Below you’ll find recipes for limoncello, lemon pie and lemon blueberry bread. We hope you enjoy! Read more