On a vacation in San Francisco a few years ago, some friends who lived there took us to a wonderful Italian restaurant in the North Beach area. My former co-worker use to be a deputy fire chief in the the city and he and his wife obviously knew where to find the good restaurants. We had a delicious dinner and the waiter fawned all over us. At the end of the meal he brought us glasses of chilled limoncello, a delicious lemon liqueur. I had never tasted anything so refreshing after a big meal. It was the perfect ending.Recently I spotted some colorful bottles of limoncello in the local "pop shop" (my father's name for the liquor store) so I picked up a bottle. Coincidentally, later in the week while watching Michael Chiarello on the Food Network, he whipped up a drink utilizing limoncello. It couldn't be simpler and it is a very light aperitif.
1 part limoncello
1 part seltzer water
Fill your glass with the limoncello and seltzer water and fill with ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon and sip away.