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.
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.
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.
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.
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!