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My first trip to Italy back in 1969...

August 06, 2019 05:12AM
My family came to America in 1903....or my grandfather did. He worked for a few years to make enough money to bring his family here... in 1913 he bought the land my home sits on now and built our 'homestead'. From 1913 until 1969 no one in my family, (and I have a huge family), had returned to Italy and almost all contact with family back in Italy was lost... or nearly so. One aunt kept in contact occasionally.

In 1969 me and two cousins traveled to Italy and met family. We were greeted as 'Royalty'. laughing smiley I think they fed us everything they had.

So to point - one of our distant relatives took us to his home where his most prized possession was his Liqueur collection... and impressive it was. One wall from floor to ceiling of every colored bottle you can imagine.... and then proceeded to make us take a sip from I think ALL of them.

I remember the first hour of the tasting session... after that it became a blur and then pretty much a black-out. If it grows the Italians found a way to make it into a liqueur. Most of it was delicious... some of it was horrible. laughing smiley

The moral of this story... if you imbibe in liqueur's too much the wrath of God will descend on you and smite thee.

Since that trip to Italy I have overdid it with alcohol many times... but never with liqueur's. I learned my lesson well. - JamesJM
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  My Limoncello project nears completion...

JamesJM79August 02, 2019 10:01AM

  Never had it....

roman1817August 02, 2019 10:15AM

  It's sweet... not fermented..

JamesJM32August 02, 2019 10:25AM

  Coming from where I am....

roman1816August 02, 2019 12:34PM

  Ok, this is going to sound like I'm stereotyping...

JamesJM15August 02, 2019 01:42PM

  I can say truthfully that it is...

roman1815August 02, 2019 02:18PM

  Oh I know... believe me....

JamesJM15August 02, 2019 02:26PM

  I've only been on this board for 20 years...

JamesJM21August 02, 2019 10:19AM

  Re: My Limoncello project nears completion...

RAMbeau19August 03, 2019 04:51PM

  Re: My Limoncello project nears completion...

MamaRAMa18August 03, 2019 06:19PM

  Think of it as a 'dessert'...

JamesJM20August 03, 2019 08:45PM

  Think of it as similar to Grappa

waterfield26August 04, 2019 10:13PM

  My first trip to Italy back in 1969...

JamesJM20August 06, 2019 05:12AM