Get a taste of summer with refreshing Limoncello Spritz, a lemony delicious alternative to a classic Aperol spritz that you’ll want to be drink all summer.
We drink a lot of Limoncello whenever we’re in Italy. It’s the perfect digestif to have after a big meal. And it’s sweet enough to replace dessert. Well, if it’s good enough for dessert, then it’s obviously good enough for cocktails too!
This recipe uses Limoncello liquer as a replacement for the more bitter Aperol, to make a twist on the classic Spritz. It’s just 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Limoncello, and one part soda water (or tonic, if you don’t have soda water).
Want to try the classic Spritz? Here’s the recipe. This recipe is so easy to remember, and even easier to put together. Just grab a shot glass or a cocktail jigger and measure out the parts 3:2:1. Then serve the cocktail with ice and a slice of lemon.
You can see, I like to add basil as my garnish, but this limoncello spritz goes well with any herb you choose to garnish with. Try rosemary, thyme, or mint as alternatives.
We use a brand of Limoncello called Piemme that we bring back from Italy, but if you’re looking for a bottle at home, try this PepeCello, which is from the same area in Sorrento.
» If you like peaches, we also suggest this great summer cocktail – Peach Mezcal Margarita
This recipe makes just one limoncello spritz, but you can easily double or triple it to make more. We’ve even made it in a pitcher to serve a group of people at a summer party.
We’ll make one pitcher of Limoncello Spritz and one pitcher of Raspberry Gin Fizz cocktails and let guests choose. They’re both crowd pleasers.
Tools Needed to Make Limoncello Spritz
There’s not much you need to make a spritz. Below are some of our favorite tools we use in this recipe.
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- 3 ounces (85 ml) Prosecco chilled
- 2 ounces (57 ml) Limoncello
- 1 ounces (28 ml) club soda
- Measure out the correct amounts of the three ingredients. Pour over ice in a tall wine glass. Give it a quick stir. Garnish with your herb of choice. Drink and enjoy!
- To make a different variation of this cocktail, just replace the limoncello with a liqueur of your choice, like Aperol, Campari, or Select.
Laura is a home cook, with 25 years experience behind the stove, who spends an extraordinary amount of time in the kitchen cooking. She loves making new recipes and finding wonderful new things to eat, both at home or abroad. She spends a lot of time researching, crafting, and perfecting her recipes and currently has a cookbook in development.