Don Ciccio & Figli Mandarinetto Artisanal Mandarin Orange Liqueur
Referred by many Italians as the ‘True Treasure of the Amalfi Coast” our Mandarinetto is made with the very delicate mandarin orange.According to Greek mythology the mandarin orange was part of a lavish wedding celebration between Jupiter and Juno, and how the Earth goddess paid tribute to the happy event by decorating a garden paradise situated on a small island with mandarin orange trees. The fruits of these trees hung from branches like radiant golden globes symbolizing love and fertility.Best served chilled.
Our artisanal mandarin orange liqueur is referred to by many Italians as the ‘true treasure of the Amalfi Coast’. We produce it according to the same principles as our limoncello, using only fresh mandarin oranges, with no coloring or stabilizers. It has a refreshing and aromatic mouthfeel with a full dose of fresh mandarin oranges and tangelos. Its natural finish makes it a refreshing substitute for triple sec, curacao or any other orange liqueurs.
The tale of Don Ciccio & Figli begins on another continent, and in many ways, in another world. It is 1852 in the Italian town of Atrani. In this ancient hamlet clinging to the rocky coast of Amalfi, a child is born. He is Vincenzo, known to friends and family as ‘N’gioletto’, and by his hand, the great liqueur recipes of the Amodeo family will come into being. In the summer of 1883, now a man, he becomes the first but not the last Amodeo to create the finest liqueurs on the Amalfi Coast. From bitter Amaro to sweet Limoncello, the family liqueurs would become a part of day-to-day life, the routines that ordain the eternal traditions of southwest Italy.
Leap forward to 2012. Five thousand miles from Italy, and thirty two years after the earthquake of Irpinia shook the family craft to a standstill, Don Ciccio & Figli liqueurs flow again. Today, when you taste any liqueur in our range, from the bitter to the sweet, you experience the rebirth of the spirit of the Amodeo family from the Amalfi Coast, just as it was in 1883.