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!

Limoncello Sorbet

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Having visited Italy recently, I’ve grown to love Limoncello, it’s so refreshing on the palate. Decided to try my hand at some sorbet.

 

Makes approx 10 scoops.

2 cups water

1 1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup Limoncello

1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 large lemons)

 

1. Combine water, sugar and Limoncello in a pan and bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves (approx 5 mins)

2. Remove from heat and add lemon juice, set aside allowing to completely cool.

3. Strain mixture through a sieve into a freezable container, discarding any solids.

4. After approx 2-3 hours, remove from freezer and stir around, put back into freezer, after 1 more hour, remove and stir again. Return to freezer for 1 more hour or until solid. Should be ready to serve. Lovely and refreshing for those long summer nights.

Option:- you can also add some mint, which is also delicious.