Warm summer nights call for light, refreshing, and pretty cocktails. Today I’m making Limoncello Spritz.
If you didn’t make it to Italy this summer, no problem. Neither did I. This easy, summery, bubbly cocktail will take us there.
August is Cocktail Month at Snowberry.
So far we’ve enjoyed Rose Hibiscus Spritz and Grapefruit Aperol Spritz.
And today it’s Limoncello Spritz!
With just a few ingredients, this summer cocktail is fast and easy.
It’s also super refreshing and delicious.
Citrus is my jam.
Snowberry’s lemon tree is thriving in its second season.
And producing tons of fruit.
I get a kick out of picking and juicing our own lemons.
But lemons bought at the store or farmers market are just as amazing.
What is Limoncello?
It’s an Italian lemon liquor made with lemon zest and peel, steeped in alcohol.
Traditionally produced in Southern Italy’s coastal regions, Sorrentine Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast.
Commonly served as a digestivo, it’s a nice mixer for a spritz.
It’s high in alcohol, so beware.
You can learn more about it here and and how to make it here.
We keep our limoncello bottle in the freezer.
Let’s make Limoncello Spritz!
(Makes one drink.)
1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
(Meyer lemons are perfect but any lemon will do.)
1 oz Chilled Limoncello
(Increase to 1-1/2 to 2 oz if you like; I prefer drinks on the lighter side.)
2 oz Prosecco
Club Soda (optional)
Lemon wheel and fresh mint sprig for garnish.
Gather your ingredients.
Fill glass with ice.
Add lemon juice, Limoncello and Prosecco.
Top with a splash of Club Soda.
Garnish with a lemon slice and mint sprig.
And there you have it … Limoncello Spritz!
Note: I keep individual sized (187 ml) bottles of Prosecco stocked in the refrigerator. Like LaMarca, which is easy to find. Then, if you’re only making one, two or even three drinks, you’re not wasting precious bubbles. In fact, you might squeeze four Limoncello Spritz out of one LaMarca 187 ml.
PIN AND PRINT THE RECIPE ~
- 1 oz Lemon Juice Meyer lemons are perfect
- 1 oz Limoncello (and up to 2oz as desired) Chilled
- 2 oz Prosecco
- Club Soda (optional) Just a splash
- Lemon wheel (slice)
- Mint sprig
- Fill chilled glass with ice.
- Add lemon juice, limoncello and Prosecco
- Top with Club Soda, if desired
- Garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprig
These glasses were gifted to me by my friend the Contessa after she did a clean sweep of her (extensive) glass collection.
You can find similar vintage glasses at second hand shops.
And, of course, your china cupboard!
These bee goblets are fun.
I have these similar, but less expensive, glasses from Crate & Barrel too.
SHOP THE SPRITZ ~
Pippa and Maggie are the best cocktail companions.
They’re always ready to be sociable.
And that’s a wrap on Cocktail Month at Snowberry!
Let’s review …
And, today’s Limoncello Spritz.
Did you make any of these spritzers?
If so, let me know!
I’m wearing my Contessa Caftan made by Trish at Cottage By Design.
For details contact the Contessa or Trish!
Trish makes beautiful pillows too.
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See you on Saturday when I join Kim and Elizabeth for Weekend Meanderings.
Until then, cheers from Snowberry!
LA CONTESSA says
VILLA MASSA WAS DOWN THE HILL FROM OUR HOME IN FLORENCE!
I UNDERSTAND IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO STAY NOW!
5 TO 10 MINUTES OUTSIDE FLORENCE…………
YOUR SPRITZERS LOOK EXCEPTIONAL TODAY!!!
AND THAT CAFTAN ON YOU IS SENSATIONAL!11
Really?!!! So it’s Contessa approved?! Love my caftan, and the color! Although your hot pink piggy wins hands down. xo
I love this recipe! I can’t do lemoncello by itself on ice like a lot of people. This sounds perfect for me and our Meyer lemons are just starting to come ripe!! You look beautiful in that pretty caftan. I’m saving all your great recipes! Maybe you need a book- spritz life! xoxo
Haha … a book! Yes! I’ll get right on it! I’m such a wimp I can’t drink Limoncello on its own … but it’s fun poured over vanilla ice cream! Cheers, Kim! xo
You are inspiring me to open up the doors and spend more time outside on the deck! It’s still a bit warm here but I’m counting down the days when the AC can be turned off and the separation between indoors and out can be blurred.
Lemons are my favorite. Live on Lemon Street, planted a Meyer Lemon tree in the back yard maybe 16 years ago that brings me so much joy. (My daughter Abby makes the BEST lemon bars). It’s my favorite scent for cleaning and soaps. I love being able to grab one off the tree when making Ceasar Salad Dressing. Divine!
I will be making some of these in the very near future!
Marcia Rayne says
I can’t wait to make this limoncello sprizter! Yum! Spritzers are new to me. Usually a glass of wine is my thing, except for an occasional margarita.
Keep ‘em coming!
Love your caftan BTW!
Another great cocktail. Thanks for sharing!
I love cocktail month at Snowberry! I cannot wait to try this this weekend. You look lovely, as always and your sweet pups are the perfect companions for cocktails in the garden.
Have a wonderful weekend Juliet! xo
P.S. see you on Saturday!
Your news letters are always so beautifully done. I go yeah when I receive a new one.
Jessica … that’s so nice of you to say! Thank you. Another coming your way today! xo