Limoncello Spritz Cocktail

Limoncello Spritz Cocktail

I saw this recipe on https://www.christinascucina.com/, with the weather being very warm and sunny recently this was ideal for a refreshing pre dinner or post dinner drink, or even a wee afternoon tipple…lol!

I first tasted Limoncello when I visit Italy about 10 years ago and automatically fell in love. Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur mainly produced in Southern Italy, especially in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the Sorrento peninsula and the coast of Amalfi, and islands of Procida, Ischia, and Capri. Limoncello is a smooth drink with an intense lemon flavour. It can be sipped on it’s own, used in cocktails or served with a little sparkling water.

You must try this little refreshing delight if you love Lemons. Perfect for the summer season. Light & refreshing.


Makes 1 Cocktail

Crushed Ice

2 Shot Glasses of Limoncello

2 Shot Glasses of Prosecco (if using a larger glass change to 4 Shots)

1 Shot Glass of Sparkling Water or Lemonade if you prefer (if using a larger glass change to 2 shots)

Strawberries & Mint leaves to garnish

  1. First place the crushed ice into a glass. (I used a martini glass but you can use any type of glass really, I found that chilling the glass before hand also helps)
  2. Pour in the Limoncello
  3. Next pour in the Prosecco
  4. Pour in the sparkling water or lemonade, slow stir and serve with mint leaves & strawberry. DELICIOUS!

Raspberry & Pomegranate Wine Spritzer!

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Today was a scorcher! 22 deg (which is great for Scotland!), looking for a refreshing drink thought I would experiment with Tea and wine…..yes you heard me….Tea and wine! It was so refreshing and fruity, just what I needed on a Hot Sunday afternoon.

 

2 Tea Bags of fruit infused (I used Twinings Raspberry & Pomegranate)

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Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio Wine (amount to your choosing!)

 

  1. Firstly pop 2 T Bags in warm water and allow to infuse – about 3-5 mins.
  2. Remove T. Bags and allow to cool.
  3. Chill a glass and add some white wine, ice cubes and then fill with the Tea……Serve…Yummy!

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