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Boozy Gelato: Treat Yourself In Takoma Park, Because It's Hot Out There

07/19/2013 12:21 pm ET | Updated Jul 19, 2013
Dolci Gelati

Breaking news: It's hot outside!

Okay, we realize that's not-so-breaking news. But while we're loathe to venture into the heat, here's a reason to leave the house: boozy gelato.

We've already explored spiked shakes and liquor-infused snow cones, so it was only natural we'd be on the lookout for the next great decadent dessert.

Enter, Dolci Gelati.

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The Takoma Park, Md., cafe -- which also has locations in Nationals Park -- partnered with D.C.-based Don Ciccio & Figli, an artisanal liqueur company, to create boozy gelato just in time for summer.

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Gelato lovers who are 21 or older can order Italian-inspired scoops in two flavors: limoncello and Concerto. As Don Ciccio & Figli president and founder Francesco Amodeo told the Washington Post, creating his own Concerto liqueur is especially meaningful:

Concerto is a style of liqueur made with espresso, barley and 15 spices, including star anise and juniper, and famed along the Amalfi Coast. Amodeo tells how he learned to make it, a process that involved multiple visits up a mountain on a donkey to see an old lady who cleaned the convent where the recipe was secretly guarded by monks.

Riding a donkey up a mountain? We'd definitely need something boozy after that kind of adventure!

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