THE MEN ON A MISSION TO MAKE LIMONCELLO THE NEW GIN!

0

Two bartenders from Liverpool are on a mission to make limoncello the new gin. Andy Oyeneyin and Seamus Sullivan founded Zest Limoncello in 2020, becoming Merseyside’s only limoncello producer and supplier, and have taken the city by storm — with their range now in over 40 bars and restaurants.

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

After experimenting with limoncello during lockdowns, the two cocktail barmen created the unique brand — offering a number of flavours such as original, lime, blood orange and blackberry. Most popular as a refreshing spritz (with Prosecco and soda), they have caused quite the ‘stir’ and have been endorsed by celebrity chef Paul Askew and Dragon’s Den star John Tague.

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Zest Limoncello supplies to some of Liverpool’s most reputable hospitality venues, such as Barnacle, The Art School, Luca and Justino’s, and many businesses say it has been a unique selling point. From just £13 per bottle and enjoyed either straight, on the rocks, in a spritz or in a cocktail, demand has increased due to its overwhelming popularity.

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Andy and Seamus use the finest fresh fruit in their limoncello and have become a zero waste business — using the fruit syrup and skins to make seasoning, sauces, candles and wax melts. They also have a policy of giving customers £1 back for returned bottles — of which there are many due to it flying out!

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Andy said: “Limoncello has always been seen as an after dinner drink, something you’d typically have in an Italian restaurant as a quirky palate cleanser following your meal. Attitudes are changing though, as people are starting to realise how refreshing it is when made right — especially as a spritz and with different flavours in addition to the standard lemon.”

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Zest Limoncello started out as a side hustle for the two barmen, but they are now having to work very hard to keep up with demand — with talk of investment, taking on employees and becoming wholesale supplier. The two friends are aiming to revolutionise limoncello and make it as popular and mainstream as gin has become.

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Seamus explained: “As with everyone, lockdowns gave us the chance to play around with ideas and experiment. Andy and I started talking about limoncello and before we knew it we were making spritzes and cocktails with it — before moving on to actually making it from scratch, with different flavours.”

He continued: “We started off selling it to the bar where we worked at and to friends but we never imagined it would grow so big so quickly. Word of mouth spread like wildfire and the feedback from businesses was unreal and as we’ve evolved we’ve got more creative — making seasoning, sauces, candles and wax melts from the fruit. People love it!”

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Sorrentine Peninsula and the coast of Amalfi. It is the second-most popular liqueur in Italy, however it is not as popular in the UK — with drinks such as gin and Prosecco taking centre stage. Andy and Seamus are looking to change that and revolutionise the drinks industry in the process.

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Andy said: “We honestly believe that limoncello can be the new gin. Once people discover how refreshing it is, especially as a spritz with Prosecco and soda or in a cocktail, they often say it’s their favourite drink. Zest Limoncello offers that extra bit of flavour and as we’re one of the UK’s only producers and suppliers, we are in control of the process and ingredients.”

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Zest Limoncello is vegan, gluten free and is made with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Consisting of fresh lemons (or other fruits), premium grain vodka, raw organic cane sugar and fresh mineral water, Zest Limoncello offers that fresh Amalfi feel with every sip.

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Seamus summarized: “It’s crazy how popular Zest has become, considering it was just an experimental thing for us when we started out. We’ve become really creative with it and have become experts — when we supply to people and businesses we like to pass on our knowledge so that people can get the best out of our products. We’re so passionate about it!”

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Zest Limoncello is based in South Liverpool and offers a range of different flavours such as original, lime, blood orange and blackberry. Founded by Andy Oyeneyin and Seamus Sullivan, their bottles start at just £13 — supplying to both businesses and individuals, with potential expansion and wholesale supply coming soon.

TO ORDER ZEST LIMONCELLO FROM JUST £13 PER BOTTLE VISIT THE WEBSITE OR EMAIL zestlimoncello@outlook.com!

Check out Zest Limoncello on FACEBOOK!

Check out Zest Limoncello on INSTAGRAM!

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.