Review: Fabrizia Limoncello Cream Liqueur
We’ve previously reviewed Fabrizia Limoncello and other liqueurs from the brand, finding the spirit to be a perfectly acceptable example of this famous Italian liqueur. Now the brand is stretching its legs by imbuing the that same limoncello with real cream, making it the first limoncello cream liqueur I’ve encountered. (Fabrizia also now has its Italian Margarita available in single-serve cans; see review at the above link.)
The concept is pretty simple, taking limoncello as you know it and filtering it through a gently creamy body. The liqueur (which is the color of buttermilk) is to limoncello what a Creamsicle is to orange juice: Gentler, creamier, but with an authentic lemon kick underneath.
As with its standard limoncello, alongside all the lemon peel there are plenty of herbal notes to go around here, with lemongrass, thyme, and rosemary coming on rather strong after the initial creaminess evaporates on the tongue. The finish is sharper than you’d think given the milky body, but that’s not a bad thing: Cream or not, what one wants with limoncello is a bracing, cleansing way to complete a meal. Adding cream to the equation works against that effort to some minor extent, gumming up the works a bit, but it is at least an interesting change of pace.
B+ / $19 / fabriziaspirits.com