Refreshing with a touch of Italian class
If you’re anything like us, you’ll sometimes crave a drink that’s full of flavor but not too heavy tasting.
We turned to lemons for inspiration and a light summer refreshing cocktail.
A stunning quick and easy summer cocktail to serve on a warm evening
We’ve combined Italian limoncello liqueur, prosecco and soda water and present to you the spritzer of summer!
Our limoncello spritz cocktail is an elegant zesty drink, full of lemon flavor, it not only looks fantastic but it tastes sensational, you’re going to love it!
Want some more inspiration? Check out our easy summer cocktails.
What is limoncello?
Limoncello is the number one Italian liqueur, famous throughout the world.
Limoncello is a wonderfully intense lemon-flavored liqueur that Italians usually drink at the end of an evening family meal.
It’s authentically produced in Southern Italy, around the Amalfi coast.
There’s nothing quite like the wonderful organic Sorrento lemons, we’ve shared a bottle of limoncello in Sorrento and it’s just perfect after a big family meal, it’s something that is an authentic Italian experience.
Limoncello is a good source of vitamin C and isn’t just used as a liqueur or in cocktails but can be added into desserts too.
So you can see why we are so enthusiastic to fill our glasses full of our divine limoncello spritz cocktail!
How do you store limoncello?
Limoncello is a liqueur that is best to drink when it’s very cold.
The best place to store your limoncello is in your freezer.
Don’t worry, the high alcohol content in limoncello means that it won’t freeze.
Make sure to have your limoncello very cold before you make your limoncello spritz.
What is a spritzer?
A spritzer or spritz is made up of three main ingredients.
Wine or sparkling wine, club soda water and ice.
You can see how easy it is to make a spritz.
That’s what a traditional spritzer is but we add in limoncello and use prosecco to create our beautiful limoncello spritz cocktail drink.
It’s full of lemon flavor.
Prosecco vs champagne
The main difference, apart from the cost, is that Prosecco is made in Northern Italy and champagne is made in the Champagne region of France.
We think that as you are having a limoncello spritz Italian cocktail, then you really should use prosecco to complete the whole Italian cocktail drink experience!
If you don’t either prosecco, then sparkling wine or cava would be great to substitute with, in your drinks.
What glass should I serve it in?
For our limoncello spritz recipe, we chose to serve it in a vintage champagne glass to give it that additional Bellissimo appeal, but you could easily serve it in a wine glass also.
What should I garnish this with?
The natural garnish for this elegant limoncello spritz are lemon slices, cut a thin lemon slice and place it on the rim of the glass, it’ll look great.
We’ve also used a sprig of mint which adds height to our vintage champagne glass.
What are the ingredients?
You’ll only need three ingredients for our limoncello spritz cocktail and they are limoncello, prosecco and club soda.
What equipment do I need?
Our limoncello spritz recipe calls for no specialist cocktail equipment at all.
No cocktail shaker, no blender, the only things you’ll need is a cocktail glass and something to stir your cocktail with – that’s it!
How to make it?
The great news is that this Italian limoncello cocktail is so quick and easy to make, there are only 3 minutes of prep time with this 3 ingredients recipe!
First, you’ll need a glass filled with ice, then you’ll need to add in your limoncello liqueur, followed by your prosecco.
Next to go into your glass is your club soda water and then you’ll need to give all of the ingredients a good stir.
Garnish your Italian cocktail with a lemon slice and a sprig of mint.
Bellissimo, your limoncello spritz is ready for you to enjoy!
We hope you love our lemon spritz as much as we do! It really is great to serve if you’re having people around.
Please do leave a comment below and let us know how you enjoyed yours.
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If you’ve enjoyed this drink then please take a look at our other cocktail recipes for more inspiration.
- 50 ml Limoncello
- 75 ml Prosecco
- 25 ml Club soda
- Lemon slice optional
- Sprig of mint optional
- First, you'll need a glass filled with ice, then you'll need to add in your limoncello liqueur, followed by your prosecco
- Next to go into your glass is your club soda water and then you'll need to give all of the ingredients a good stir
- Garnish your Italian cocktail with a lemon slice and a sprig of mint
- Bellissimo, your limoncello spritz is ready for you to enjoy