Soothing essence of lemon. My first encounter with Limoncello was the lemonade beverage offered by The Olive Garden. Heaven. A bit too sweet but I replicated this beverage at home. Limoncello desserts followed. But still I was in quest of a simpler way to drink it. My friend and colleague Judy Carducci sips hers on warm European evenings at the end of the art day. She keeps hers in the freezer where it takes on a freezy syrupy quality. This summer my usual gin and tonic was replaced by a limoncello and tonic served over crushed ice. Fabulous. Quenching. The perfect refresher at the end of a hot summer day. Piquant. New.