Fabrizia Spirits Imports United States’ First Lemon-peeling Machine to Increase Limoncello Production
Salem, NH (March 23, 2016) – Fabrizia Spirits, a craft producer of all natural citrus spirits, has imported a custom built lemon-peeling machine from Pompei, Italy, to best meet consumer demand for its all natural limoncello. The machine is the first of its kind to be used in the United States and enables Fabrizia to increase beverage production and maintain a superior level of quality.
In the fall of 2015, brothers and co-owners, Phil and Nick Mastroianni, travelled to Italy to purchase a lemon-peeling machine to aid in expansion. Prior to the purchase, Fabrizia peeled all lemons used to make its limoncello by hand, totaling 155,000 lemons in 2015 alone. The new machine streamlines that time intensive process and is capable of extracting the zest of 2,400 lemons with minimal pith, every hour. Previously, it took the Fabrizia team an entire day to peel that equivalent number of lemons. Once the zest is peeled, the remainder of the fruit is juiced on-site to make lemonade for Fabrizia’s Italian Margarita, a ready to serve cocktail.
“Our goal every day is to produce fresh limoncello that mirrors what is served in Italy – and we have successfully been doing so since 2008,” said Fabrizia’s founder, Phil Mastroianni. “Our investment in this machine ensures we are operating as efficiently as possible, and bottling the same quality liqueur our customers have come to expect from Fabrizia.”
About Fabrizia Spirits
Founded in 2008, Fabrizia Spirits is a craft manufacturer of all natural citrus spirits. Fabrizia’s current products include limoncello, blood orange liqueur and the ready-to-drink Italian Margarita. For more information about the Company and where to buy its small batch, all natural, award winning liqueurs, please visit: www.fabriziaspirits.com