Why we like it
Founded by Joe Stella in East Londons Bethnal Green in 2012 and calling heavily on a think tank of Australian-Italian Nonnas divulging their age-old family secrets. Stella has created a signature apero that started the ball rolling, @stellacello_liqueurs Pompelmo is a distinctive and far more interesting twist on the classic Italian Limoncello.
The quality pink grapefruit that Stella sources gifts a racier, drier and pithier profile, so while Pompelmo can be enjoyed as a citrusy aperitivo (with tonic), or more traditionally as a digestif, it works equally well as a classy cocktail base and modifier.
Joe has his feet planted firmly in the traditional camp but there’s a modern cleaner edge to this booze. For those with a love of Italian aperitivos (and lets be honest what’s not to love) should definitely give this one a try, its liquid gold.