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This collection of 14 simple limoncello cocktails are refreshing, light, and delicious.
Limoncello is an Italian liqueur that's smooth, sweet, with a strong lemon flavor. The intense lemon flavor comes from vodka being infused with lemon peels for about 3 weeks. It's then combined with a simple syrup to add a touch of sweetness.
Typically sipped after a meal, limoncello can be served on its own or as a cocktail. You can usually buy a bottle wherever liqueur is sold or make your own homemade limoncello. Many people enjoy keeping their limoncello in the freezer so that it's always cold.
So grab your limoncello bottle and check out this list of 14 limoncello cocktails to try at home.
This fun, bubbly Limoncello spritz cocktail is a fresh, simple drink. This cocktail is a different take on an Aperol spritz, substituting the Aperol with Limoncello.
The spritz is super simple to make with Limoncello, Prosecco, and soda water. Perfect to serve on a hot day, cocktail hour, or even a brunch.
Sweet and tart, this limoncello lemon drop cocktail has it all. It starts with a vodka base and enhanced with the citrus flavor of limoncello.
Use a cocktail shaker to combine the ingredients and chill the drink before pouring. Try rimming the martini glass with lemon juice and sugar for an extra hint of sweetness.
When it comes to limoncello cocktails, this recipe is one of the easiest. Also known as a limoncello lady, this 3-ingredient cocktail is full of fresh lemon flavor and bubbles.
This mojito is a fun drink for happy hour. An Italian twist on a Cuban mojito.
Muddle fresh mint leaves, limes, and sugar in a tall glass. This helps to release the flavor from the mint and the lime juice which adds a lot of flavor to the drink. Limoncello is then shaken with rum, mint mixture and then poured over ice. Serve with fresh mint and lemon or lime slices.
A gorgeous layered cocktail is perfect to sip by the pool. Limoncello is layered with orange juice and a splash of grenadine syrup. Top with a maraschino cherry for a pop or red color and added sweetness.
Bourbon and limoncello might seem like an unlikely duo but they are a wonderful mix.
Smooth bourbon is enhanced by bright, citrus liqueur and is sweetened with peach preserves. Bitters are also used to help balance out the sweet and tart flavors of the drink.
If you enjoy a gin drink you will enjoy this take on a classic cocktail. The floral notes of gin combine with the tart, citrus flavor of limoncello to make a drink you won't soon forget.
Serve this drink in a collins glass or a short cocktail glass.
Moscow mules are known for the spicy ginger beer and vodka. This limoncello mule is a delicious variation with a hint of tangy citrus. I recommend serving this cocktail in a copper mug to keep it nice and chilled.
Simple limoncello sangria can be enjoyed all summer long. A delicious and easy drink for entertaining, this limoncello cocktail recipe is a keeper. Simply mix limoncello, white wine, and a little soda water with fresh fruit like orange and lemon slices.
Made with homemade raspberry lemonade, limoncello, and vodka, this cocktail can be made as one drink or in a pitcher for a party. Garnish with fresh raspberries.
A favorite dessert is made into a beautiful cocktail with this lemon meringue martini recipe. It's like having a pice of pie served in a glass.
Use vanilla vodka, limoncello, and half-and-half to make this creamy, sweet drink. Serve in a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with graham cracker crumbs to tie together that lemon pie flavor.
Need a fun drink for a summer gathering like a brunch or bridal party? Try these this champagne limoncello sangria cocktail.
Fill a large pitcher with your favorite frozen fruit like strawberries and mangoes. Pour in bubbly prosecco, orange-pineapple juice, limoncello, and stir. Serve over a glass filled with ice cubes for a drink your guests will love.
Cool, crisp, tart vodka cooler is refreshing and so easy to make. Only 2 ingredients, plus ice, are needed to put together this delicious drink. Garnish with fresh lemon slices or even a little lemon zest over the drink.
This easy limoncello cocktail is the perfect adult slushie for a hot summer day. Strawberry lemonade, strawberries, ice, and of course limoncello are blended together to make this tasty cocktail.
Did you make any of these limoncello drink recipes? Let me know in the comments below.
- 1 oz grapefruit vodka
- 1 oz Limoncello
- ½ oz simple syrup
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in vodka, Limoncello, and simple syrup.
- Shake then strain over ice and serve.