Obviously, your homemade limoncello is motivation enough to pat yourself on the back, but the bright citrus flavours of aranciata (the Italian orange flavoured soft drink) and elderflower cordial will have your friends coming back for a second and third pitcher.
I remember the first time I tried limoncello. It was New Year’s Eve and I was 12, maybe 13. My mum is not a big drinker, but she always had a sip of something sweet to start the new year. My nonna poured her a glass of this bright yellow syrup. It was so thick, I thought it was honey and I dived for the glass. My first sip was sweet and cloying with a hint of bitterness. I was hooked. They couldn’t pry the glass out of my fingers!