If you count the number of recipes that I've done in the past few years you may have noticed a strong preference for lemon based desserts and foods. We always have a stash of fresh lemons and Mr NQN doesn't really enjoy the flavour as much as I do so I end up happily drinking and eating all of them. When I was sent a bottle of Cece Limoncello Liqueuer I was excited but slightly scarred remembering a very cheap limoncello I had once drunk which put me off the drink.
The fact that the Cece Limoncello liqueur has attained Silver Best in Class amongst limoncellos from all around the world at the 2010 International Wine and Spirit Competition in London meant that I should not have been worried. The other ones didn't fare too badly either with Cello's Passioncello winning silver and Limecello and Arancello winning bronze. They also fared well in the International Review of Spirits Competition 2010 in the United States taking out three Gold medals and a Silver.
I gave the limoncello a try, straight from the freezer over a fat block of ice and it was delicious, not lip pursing bitter it was smooth and heady with the intoxicating aroma of lemon verbena. Cece use local fruit and sugarcane alcohol to produce the liqueurs and they also contain no artificial ingredients. The owner Domenico Cece's mum Franca used to give glasses of the limoncello to customers at her Bargo Italian restaurant and their enthusiastic reaction gave them the idea to produce it as a standalone liqueur for sale. Now Dom's wife Teresa makes the liqueur.
Thanks to Cece Liqueur, one lucky Not Quite Nigella reader will win all four bottles of Cece Liqueur worth over $150! That's a bottle of the fabulous Limoncello (lemon), Passioncello (passionfruit), Limecello (lime) and Arancello (orange) liqueurs so that you can enjoy your festive season! You can also pour them over ice cream or use them in cocktails! ;)
For a chance to win this set, all you have to do is tell me which flavour you like the best and why! Simply add your answer as a comment to the story. The competition ends at Midnight AEST 19th December, 2010. You can enter this once daily. This competition is open to anyone in Australia over the age of 18 (proof of age is required).
The winner is: Betty T. of Perth!
Best of luck!