Advanced search say limoncello tastes and smells like toilet cleaner?

(35 Posts)
20thcenturyschizoidwoman Wed 16-Dec-15 18:35:21

Not that I have ever tasted toilet cleaner.

DD bought me a bottle as a treat and I tried some last night ....confused

She was bit put out - apparently she loves it - but I think her drinking it in Italy makes it taste better

I am now in the dog house

Libitina Wed 16-Dec-15 18:36:50

I think it's just like Lemon Fairy washing up liquid. Hate it!

Cleorapter Wed 16-Dec-15 18:37:27

Chill it in the fridge. It will make it taste much better.

motheroftwoboys Wed 16-Dec-15 18:37:39

you can send it to me 20th century woman (presumably a KK lover like me) but not a Limoncello lover like me! I adore it! Heaven on ice.

SauvignonBlanche Wed 16-Dec-15 18:38:20

YABVVU! fshock fangry
I'll have it!!

MoreGilmoreGirls Wed 16-Dec-15 18:38:49

Put it in the freezer for a bit but no YANBU

20thcenturyschizoidwoman Wed 16-Dec-15 18:38:59

I put it in the fridge --- still tasted like loo cleaner!

Apparently 'grandma and grandpa put it on their ice cream in Italy'


Good for them I say

20thcenturyschizoidwoman Wed 16-Dec-15 18:40:24


You can have it as I 'talk to the wind' wink

theycallmemellojello Wed 16-Dec-15 18:42:07

Yeah try drinking it ice cold (fridge not cold enough). Also, it might just be not very nice limoncello unfortunately. I love it, but someone bought be a bottle once in the States that tasted completely rank and synthetic.

GERTgert06 Wed 16-Dec-15 18:44:14

Love the stuff, send it to me please!

MuddhaOfSuburbia Wed 16-Dec-15 18:45:12

Retsina tastes like pine toilet cleaner iirc

wasonthelist Wed 16-Dec-15 18:46:30

Yabvu unless it's just a bad bottle

FFTransform Wed 16-Dec-15 18:46:41

I think it's great in Italy too! Not so great here . . .

originalmavis Wed 16-Dec-15 18:47:10

So... You guys have tasted loo cleaner and washing up liquid? Ewwwwww!

motheroftwoboys Wed 16-Dec-15 18:47:49

but the wind, as you very well know, does not hear.
Just pop it in to the post to Gateshead, there's a love! wink

Freezingwinter Wed 16-Dec-15 18:47:59

Yabvu! Send it to me, I want it! Put it on ice cream?

jendot2 Wed 16-Dec-15 18:51:53

There is good limoncello and there s bad limoncello! I suspect you just have a nasty bottle...the good stuff is divine..,though I like mine room temp rather than cold.

XiCi Wed 16-Dec-15 18:52:01

I love it, but I have to say that if my Dd had bought me it as a treat I would have knocked it back without comment rather than upset her. Mind you I've yet to find a drink I don't like so she would have been on to a winner grin

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Wed 16-Dec-15 18:53:43

I love the home made stuff. Was on holiday and bought a bottle to shot with my husband and it tasted bogging, no way the same.

Costacoffeeplease Wed 16-Dec-15 19:04:28

Mmm love limoncello - currently have the regular and creamy varieties in the freezer

Watto1 Wed 16-Dec-15 19:06:53

Italians will probably recoil in horror at this, but Limoncello is lovely with lemonade it needs diluting down to make it at all palatable

EponasWildDaughter Wed 16-Dec-15 19:17:03

I cant even think about the L word without feeling iffy.

On honeymoon in lovely Sorento: It tasted like lemon sherbet to me and the last thing i remember was saying - 'yeah ok go on, we'll sit on the balcony and i'll have a small glass' .....

Ye gods. I knocked it back. At 7pm DH had to dine alone as i was passed out on the bed. (They seated him in the corner table, glancing at him with pity. Probably thought we'd had a row grin)

Puffpastry1 Wed 16-Dec-15 19:36:16

Someone gave me a bottle. I said thank you of course. Didn't even know what it actually was (I'd heard the name in passing) until reading this. So it's sort of an Italian liqueur? It must taste rather tarte?

hauntedhenry Wed 16-Dec-15 19:39:39

Ooh, I love it! Marvellous stuff! YABVVU.

Freezingwinter Wed 16-Dec-15 19:51:01

Eponas where was your hotel in sorrento? We stayed there too!

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