It wouldn’t be inaccurate to refer to Dutch brothers Benno and Franco Fiorito as lemon aficionados. The Fioritos began producing their award-winning artisanal limoncello after a trip to visit family in Sicily in 2007, and the success of the delicious limoncello led the brothers to want to expand their spirit crafting repertoire.
Fresh, juicy, thin-skinned organic lemons were still the inspiration, but the Fioritos decided to branch out beyond the traditional Italian citrus liqueur and create a top quality lemon-infused rum that was smooth, flavorful, and oh-so-lemony. Blending premium rums from Nicaragua, Jamaica, Guatemala, and Trinidad and Tobago, the brothers then saturated Fiorito Lemon Infused Rum with the lush, tart juices of buckets of hand-peeled lemons, Sicilian of course.
In this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition in London the citrus-forward rum was awarded a silver medal and judged “outstanding”. Smooth enough to sip on the rocks with a squeeze of fresh lemon and lime, Fiorito Lemon Infused Rum is also lovely with ginger ale, lemonade, or tonic water with a splash of orange juice. How does that saying go? When life gives you lemons, make limoncello and lemon infused rum…Well, that’s how the saying should go.