One of my favorite elements of party planning has to be putting together a little keepsake for the guests to bring home at the end of the evening. So last night when we celebrated my dear friend Kate's birthday last at a new to me Boston eatery I was quick to offer my assistance with creating a little treat for everyone. Since we were dining on Italian cuisine I went with that as our theme. I decided to make homemade limoncello and adorn the mini bottles with the phrase "salute" instead of cheers. The limoncello was made from this recipe but instead of using plain simple syrup I used the juice of the many lemons I had peeled and created a lemon simple syrup to give it a richer and sweeter lemon flavor. The results were pretty delicious and strong but something I would definitely make again!