Lemon Capri


The picturesque Island of Capri, in the Bay of Naples, once a rather secret destination for artists, writers and the rich and famous, sees nearly 10,000 visitors a day during the summer.

My suggestion … wait until the fall to visit this enchanting island and make this luscious libation to enjoy now.

Limoncello, an Italian liqueur, served icy cold (it’s kept in the freezer) is a favorite after dinner drink.

This recipe is for one but can easily be multiplied to make as many servings as you need.

I recently made a small pitcher to take to a friends dinner party, (served in Limoncello glasses) along with my lemon ice box pie for a perfect ending to her lovely dinner.

A delicious blending of espresso and cream with this lemony liqueur is a refreshing antidote to the summer heat (wherever you are).


  • 2 tablespoons limoncello
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream (whipping cream, not half and half)
  • 2 tablespoons espresso freshly brewed, chilled
  1. In a small pitcher, combine the Limoncello, heavy cream and chilled espresso.
  2. Whisk or stir until thoroughly blended. Cover, store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. Pour into a lemoncello glass. (Must be served cold).
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