Ready for the sun-kissed days of summer, Salcombe Distilling Co. has unveiled their latest eye-catching seasonal small batch release, Victuallers Special Edition ‘Liquore Citrodora’ Limoncello Liqueur.
Transporting you to the Mediterranean with each sip, this complex and layered liqueur is bursting with the vibrant flavours of sherbet lemon and lemon balm. Available in a 50cl bottle, RRP £40, ABV 35% from salcombegin.com and Salcombe Distilling Co.’s Victuallers flagship stores in Salcombe and Dartmouth.
Derived from the Italian word for liqueur, ‘liquore’ and the Latin name for Lemon Verbena, ‘Citrodora’ which gives the spirit it’s main flavour as well as colour, Victuallers Special Edition ‘Liquore Citrodora’ is unlike most other limoncello liqueurs.
Handcrafted on the water’s edge at their stunning waterside home in South Devon, one of the world’s only distilleries directly accessible by boat, Salcombe Distilling Co. first distil a base gin with botanicals including juniper, fresh lemon peel and lemon balm picked from their head distiller’s garden. With obsessive care, attention and passion, next they steep lemon verbena, chamomile flowers and Szechuan and black peppercorns with fresh lemon peel, before finally blending with soft Dartmoor water ready for bottling.
The finished result, bright sherbet lemon and subtle herbal flavours on the nose with fresh zesty lemon on the palette and buttery background flavours of chamomile, giving a smooth mouthfeel alongside a refreshing layered citrus finish.
Exquisite served over plenty of ice, topped up with Mediterranean tonic water and a slice of lemon, or why not indulge in a ‘Ciao Bella’ cocktail using the recipe below.
Make the ‘CIAO BELLA’ Cocktail
Victuallers Special Edition ‘Liquore Citrodora’ was distilled especially to complement Salcombe Gin’s Mediterranean dry rosé gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ in the distillery’s most popular cocktail the ‘Ciao Bella’.
25ml Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’
15ml Knightor Rosé Vermouth
15ml Victuallers Special Edition ‘Liquore Citrodora’
Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic water
Sprig of thyme
Fill a large gin glass with ice
Add the Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’, Knightor Rosé Vermouth and Victuallers Special Edition ‘Liquore Citrodora’ to the glass
Top up with the Mediterranean tonic water and add three dashes of orange bitters
Gently stir and garnish with a slice of orange and a sprig of thyme.
Victuallers Special Edition ‘Liquore Citrodora’ joins Salcombe Distilling Co.’s award-winning line-up of Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’, Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’, the Voyager Series, Salcombe Rum and New London Light non-alcoholic spirits and aperitifs.