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A Different Take on Your NYE Dress and Our Homemade Italian Limoncello Recipe






This off the shoulder, chiffon dress makes me feel like I am vacationing in the south of Italy! Which is why I’m sharing in this post not only this dress but a recipe for the Italian post dinner drink Limoncello. It’s an easy liquor you can make yourself using fresh lemons and about a week’s worth of patience. See end of this post for the recipe.

If you are wanting a new look to reign in 2017 I have gathered several “sans-sparkle” dresses for your NYE toasting. On a night where you will most likely find yourself in a sea of red, black or sparkly sequin (short and tight) dresses a fresh and youthful frock is a sure way to stand out.

These oversized vintage Chanel earrings are a chic statement piece and go perfectly with this Chanel double flap.

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Dress and Our Homemade Italian Limoncello Recipe

Dress and Our Homemade Italian Limoncello RecipeDress and Our Homemade Italian Limoncello Recipe

Dress and Our Homemade Italian Limoncello RecipeDress and Our Homemade Italian Limoncello Recipe

I picked up this chic little number in Italy a few years ago but I have found similar dresses for you to shop:

LIMONCELLO RECIPE:
Limoncello is a traditional liqueur of Southern Italy. Typically enjoyed after dinner, as a mid-meal palate cleanser, or as a welcoming drink to guests.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
10 lemons
1 (750-ml) bottle Everclear®
3 ½ cups water
2 ½ cups sugar

DIRECTIONS
-Peel 10 freshly washed, organic lemons. Lemons may be reserved for future use.
Remove the pith.
-Combine lemon zest and Everclear in a large, sealable container, at least 2 qts.
-Let steep for at least 4 days and up to 4 weeks in a cool, dry place.
-After the lemon-Everclear® mixture is infused to your liking, combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan.
-Bring to a boil, stirring regularly until sugar is fully dissolved, approximately 5-10 minutes. Let syrup cool to room temperature and combine simple syrup and lemon infusion to taste.
-Strain mixture. Chill in freezer. Enjoy.

*TIP: chill glasses in freezer before serving. 

Serve your fresh Limoncello in the proper glasses here:


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