Behind the Scenes: Making Limoncello at Hopeland in Brooklyn
Downstairs in the basement of Hopeland, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn that opened earlier this year, co-owner Roy Marino has set up his own little limoncello cellar. "Ours is pretty old-school traditional," Marino said of his family's multi-generational recipe. There's always a batch of it aging down there, especially given how many people are ordering it upstairs.
We were so fond of the sweet-citrusy-boozy lemon liqueur—especially after a hearty plate of Hopeland's short rib ragu cavatelli—that we asked Marino to show us how it's made (short answer: lots of Everclear and some time).