This limoncello spritz recipe will transport your tastebuds to the sundrenched Italian coasts with its bright flavor and fun bubbles. With limoncello, Prosecco, and a splash of fizzy soda, these limoncello cocktails are perfect for summer sipping or even celebrating the holidays!
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I’ve been living in a dreamland lately.
It’s been sort of the summer that wasn’t here with some circumstances that have kept us from enjoying the pool, beach, and sunshine in general.
So I’ve been treating myself to tastes of Italy and have been going full on escapist with things like Italian Limoncello Cheesecake.
Why not add an elegant, easy Italian cocktail to the mix so I really get that far flung vacation feel?
That’s exactly the vibes these limoncello prosecco spritzers throw down.
But not only do they taste like a trip to the sunny Italian coast, they also have some serious celebration vibes so they’d be a lovely addition to the holidays.
I could totally see toasting with these on Christmas eve or even ringing in the New Year with a glass of this in hand.
Ingredients and Kitchen Supplies
To make this limoncello spritzer you’ll need only 3 ingredients:
- Limoncello– Use your favorite brand or try your hand at making Homemade Limoncello
- Prosecco– Prosecco is most authentic to the Italian vibe but you can use any other dry sparkling white wine you enjoy. Chill whatever wine you use!
- Soda water or club soda– For extra fizz! Make sure you are using unflavored.
You don’t need much in the way of kitchen supplies for these limoncello prosecco cocktails
How to Make
To make these, just add all the ingredients to a glass starting with the limoncello first.
Then add the Prosecco and club soda.
Garnish with a lemon slice if desired.
Prosecco vs Champagne vs Other Sparkling White Wine
A lot of people use the term champagne very loosely to mean any sparkling white wine.
But champagne is a very specific sparkling wine made from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France.
Prosecco is similar in that it is a very specific sparkling white wine made from grapes grown primarily in the Veneto area of Italy.
It’s fairly dry and similar to a Brut or a Cava.
Do you serve limoncello spritz before or after dinner?
You can serve them whenever you want with or without a meal!
However, in Italy, they traditionally serve limoncello after dinner. They think of it as a drink that helps digestion.
Limoncello spritzers would be a an aperitif or a before dinner drink because of the prosecco. The dry white wine is supposed to stimulate appetite and be a bit of a palate cleanser.
What does limoncello pair well with?
Pretty much any Italian meats, cheeses, and light bites.
How does limoncello spritz taste?
It’s light, bright, and fizzy full of lemon flavor. The cocktail isn’t overly sweet since you are using a dry white wine.
Tips and Tricks
- Chill the limoncello, wine, and soda prior to making these! If you chill everything first, you won’t have to add ice so the drink won’t get watered down.
- Garnish with lemon slices to make this really pretty.
- If you are making a batch of these, this recipe is very easy to double, triple, or more to serve to a crowd. I don’t recommend making more than you plan to serve at a time however as the carbonation will go flat.
Other Limoncello Cocktails
This limoncello spritz is a bright bubbly cocktail.
Make it and enjoy!
Looking for other limoncello cocktails? Try these:
- Boozy Arnie Palmer Cocktails AKA John Daly Cocktails
- Easy Alcoholic Lemonade Cocktail (Spiked Lemonade) Recipe
- Frozen Boozy Strawberry Lemonade Slushies
- Boozy Lemonade Slushies
Looking for other cocktails with sparkling wine? Try these:
- Fizzy White Apple Sangria
- Peach Wine Spritzers
- Sparkling Caramel Apple Screwdrivers
- The Best Sweet Peach Mimosas (Mimosas with Peach Schnapps)
- Frozen Pineapple Mimosas
- Blood Orange Mimosas
- Christmas Cranberry Champagne Cocktails
- Sparkly Raspberry Champagne Cocktails
- Pomegranate Rose Spritzers
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- 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) limoncello, chilled if possible.
- 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled.
- 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) soda water.
- Add the chilled limoncello to a glass, followed by the Prosecco, and club soda.
- Garnish with a lemon slice if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
See post for notes
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g