This Limoncello Spritz is the ultimate Spring and Summer cocktail! It's refreshing and will transport you to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. This drink is so easy to make with only 3 ingredients!
I can't think of a better warm weather cocktail. The Limoncello Spritz combines Limoncello, Prosecco and Sparkling mineral water for a light, bubbly taste.
Spring and Summer cocktails are my absolute favorite. There is just something magical about slipping off my shoes and enjoying a drink in the sunshine. You've gotta try this one & don't miss out on my Vodka Sunrise and Mango Mojito too!
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It's only 3 ingredients & so easy to put together
- You can make this for 1 or 2 people or a pitcher full for a small crowd
- This cocktail is light, lemony and delish
What is Limoncello:
Limoncello is an Italian liquor infused with lemon, most commonly produced in Southern Italy. Limoncello is served after dinner in Italy in a shot glass, but meant to be sipped to aid in digestion.
Ingredients in a Limoncello Spritz:
Limoncello-A strong Italian liquor infused with lemon. I used the Caravella brand, which comes from a family recipe back in 1898. They use both the juice and peels from the lemons.
Prosecco-A Sparkling white wine from Italy. It blends perfectly with the Limoncello and creates a bubbly experience.
Pellegrino- Sparkling Mineral Water to top off these cocktails and make them a bit lighter to enjoy.
Lemons & Mint- Garnish for a citrusy and fresh finish.
Variations & Substitutions:
Feel free to substitute the Prosecco for Champagne.
You can use any kind of soda water to replace the Pellegrino. You can even bring in a flavored sparking water, like lemon La Croix.
Love lemon flavor? Squeeze in a little extra lemon juice into this cocktail!
Looking for a little less alcohol? Reduce the Limoncello and Prosecco to 1 shot limoncello, 2 shots Prosecco and top with as much sparkling water as you want.
Love Lemon Cocktails? Try my Lavender Lemonade Cocktail too!
How to Make a Limoncello Spritz Cocktail:
Step 1: Fill wine glass half way with ice. Into each glass, pour in 2 ounces of cold limoncello.
Step 2: Pour in 3 ounces of Prosecco into each glass. Top with 1 ounce of Sparkling water for a classic Spritz, or add a bit more for a lighter cocktail.
Step 3: Garnish with a mint sprig and lemon slices. Cheers!
Pour this cocktail right before serving for the perfect bubbly taste!
Store the limoncello in the freezer for a really cold drink.
What to Serve with Limoncello:
Limoncello is usually served after dinner. However, this Limoncello Spritz is a cocktail and we have options.
How about a salad? This Peach Burrata Salad would be delish!
Limoncello is meant to be served freezing cold and is usually kept in the freezer for this reason. You sip on just a small glass of it, or try it in this Limoncello Spritz recipe!
Yes! Limoncello is around 28-30% alcohol by volume. This Limoncello Spritz recipe waters it down a bit with mineral water, but do watch your intake.
Serving a Limoncello Spritz:
If serving individual wine or cocktail glasses, follow the recipe in the recipe card below.
If you want to serve it in a pitcher for a crowd, just remember the 3:2:1 ratio. It's 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Limoncello, and 1 part Sparkling Water or Soda Water. I typically will use a 1 cup measuring cup, and fill it 3 times with Prosecco, 2 times with Limoncello and 1 time with Sparkling water. Serve over ice in the pitcher and make sure it stays cold when serving.
This cocktail is made to drink right away and will lose its flavor if stored.