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This Limoncello Spritz recipe is the best refreshing cocktail in the world. It’s bursting with lemon flavor: Limoncello and Prosecco. It’s going to make you feel like you’re in Southern Italy on a beach vacation!

tall clear glass of yellow limoncello with sliced lemons throughout the drink.


Limoncello Spritz Cocktail

This Limoncello drink comes straight from Italy – it’s the lemon cousin to the popular aperol spritz recipe. I do not like aperol at all, so when we were in Italy I decided to try a spritz with limoncello and oh my goodness, it was fantastic.

This recipe is incredibly easy to make and I love it for any summer parties or get togethers that I have planned. A drink like this one is so light and refreshing that you’ll crave it wherever you go. Transport yourself to the beaches of the Almalfi Coast with this delicious cocktail recipe.

ingredients in lemon fizz drink laid out next to each other.

Ingredients Needed

  • Limoncello: This is an Italian liqueur that is vibrantly yellow and bursting with lemon flavor.
  • Prosecco: Italian sparkling white wine – basically the Italian version of champagne.
  • Club Soda: Or you can use sparkling water or soda water.
  • Garnishes: Sliced lemon and fresh mint sprigs are the perfect garnish, but you can also use rosemary sprigs, fresh basil, fresh thyme or any fresh herbs.

How to make Limoncello Drink

  • The ratio for a limoncello spritz is one part soda water, two parts limoncello and three parts Prosecco.
  • Fill glass with ice. Pour in all ingredients and stir.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and/or mint. Sip responsibly.
tall clear glass of yellow limoncello with sliced lemons throughout the drink.

Expert Tips

  • You can adjust the alcohol measurements to your liking. If the drink is too strong for you, add more club soda. If it’s not strong enough you can add more Prosecco.
  • Want a sweeter drink? Add some simple syrup.
  • Take the lemon peels and add a lemon twist on the rim of the glass.
  • You can also make a pitcher of limoncello spritz by following the 1:2:3 ratio. Multiply by how many you want to make and you’ve got a party punch.

FAQs

How to store this drink?

Store this drink in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

tall clear glass of yellow limoncello with sliced lemons throughout the drink.

Limoncello Spritz Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Straight from Italy to you – make a limoncello drink with Prosecco and club soda. The perfect spritz for anyone who likes lemon – or doesn't like aperol!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 drink
Serving Size 1 drink

Ingredients
 

  • 2 oz limoncello
  • 3 oz prosecco
  • 1 oz club soda
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 sprig mint optional – for garnish
  • 3 slices lemon optional – for garnish
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Instructions

  • Fill glass with ice. Add limoncello and Prosecco. Fill glass with club soda.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and/or mint.

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Recipe Notes

  • Traditionally, a spritz is served in a balloon wine glass. Depending on the size of your glass you might need more ice…or more limoncello.
  • To make a pitcher: follow the ratio 1:2:3. One part club soda, 2 parts limoncello, 3 parts Prosecco. So if you want to serve 8 drinks you would use 8 ounces club soda, 16 ounces limoncello and 24 ounces Prosecco, etc.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 75mg | Sugar: 23g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

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21 Comments

  1. It was delicious for a night-alone drink. I had 2 drinks, the first made exactly to the recipe. It was so delicious. Walking back to my recliner I quickly topped off with a shot of Everclear and Grenadine.

    Not much stronger but a bit sweeter. A different pleasing taste. You might notice a hard walk going to bed too.

    Thunk! I slept all night.

  2. Haha, liquor never goes to waste in our house. We love a good cocktail, and this one sounds great.

  3. So true about drinking at 1 pm as a food blogger! That’s basically our 5 o’clock… It’s when the first part of our workday is done anyway, right?? 😉 Love how you mixed up your own drink, and it looks so fun and refreshing!

  4. I can totally see where this would be super fun for a ladies night out! Thanks for sharing.

  5. This looks so refreshing! I love regular lemon drops, but with this fizz makes this extra delicious! Pinned!

  6. My 90 yr old grandma is known in her neighborhood for being the queen of lemon drops. I’ve never been a huge fan of the martini, but with some fizz, I think I’d like it! I’m a vodka soda and lime girl, so this sounds right up my alley.

  7. When finishing a cocktail is your job, you know you’ve got it good!
    Love that this is sparkling. So ingenious!

  8. I’m having a glass of wine right now & it’s amazing!This looks like it would be refreshing for next weekends party. Thanks for sharing! I hope your having a great Saturday!