Refreshing Limoncello Spritz

This article has links to products that we may make commission from.
  • 6
  • Jump to Recipe

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.

Limoncello spritz

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.

Limoncello spritz

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

Limoncello spritz

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.

OXO Steel Double Jigger
A great double-sided jigger for measuring ingredients for your cocktails.
Coupe Stemmed Cocktail Glasses
Set of 2 crystal cocktail glasses, 16-ounces each.
12-inch Cocktail Mixing Spoon
This long and well balanced cocktail mixing spoon effortlessly mixes and blends cocktails.

Other Cocktails to Try


4.6 from 128 votes
Smoky Basil Oaxacan Mezcal Cocktail
4 from 13 votes
Peach Mezcal Margarita Recipe
5 from 2 votes
Pomegranate French 75 Cocktail

Like it, Love it, Want Some More of It? Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. We really love it when you save our recipes to Pinterest 😊

Limoncello spritz

Limoncello Spritz

Get a taste of summer with our take on this classic Italian cocktail that uses sweet Limoncello as a substitute in the classic spritz.
5 from 6 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: basil, Lemon, Prosecco
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Laura Lynch


  • 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.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 75mg | Sugar: 23g | Iron: 1mg

7 thoughts on “Refreshing Limoncello Spritz

  1. Lauren Vavala | Delicious Little Bites says:

    5 stars
    I love anything and everything made with prosecco – this is such a perfect beverage for summer!

  2. Gail Montero says:

    5 stars
    Memories of Sorrento suddenly became fresh when I saw this refreshing drink! Love this and it surely is the best summer cocktail!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating