The Limoncello Spritz is a delightful combination of limoncello, prosecco, and club soda that will transport you to an Italian lemon grove.  Add some mint and lemon slices for color, and you’ve got a simple cocktail that is also easy on the eyes.

Two glasses of the Limoncello spritz with mint, lemon slices and two lemons in the background.

The Perfect Cocktail For Lemon Lovers

I absolutely adore lemon flavored food and drink, especially in summer.  The bright, sunny flavor that lemon imparts on anything it surrounds, is delightful.

If you love lemon, then the Limoncello Spritz is for you.

It’s light, refreshing, very easy to make, making it the perfect cocktail for summer gatherings.

Two glasses of limoncello spritz with mint and lemon and a glass of limoncello in the background.

What Is In A Limoncello Spritz?

Well, like most spritzes, there is prosecco, club soda and ice.  And of course limoncello!  We added some mint and lemon slices to this spritz, but feel free to get creative with garnishes!

Here are some fun facts on limoncello:

  • It is an Italian liqueur that hails from the Amalfi coast and is usually served as an apperitivo (before  a meal), or a digestivo (after a meal) to aid in digestion.
  • It is typically served chilled in small ceramic glasses and is meant to be sipped slowly, and savored.
  • Many Italians make their own limoncello by combining lemon peels, sugar and vodka or other neutral tasting alcohol.  More on that later.

A bottle of limoncello and a bottle of prosecco with lemons and mint in the background.

How To Make The Limoncello Spritz

First, gather your ingredients, and fill a glass with ice.  We love using wine glasses for spritzes, but you could use a pint, highball, or rocks glass as well.

Using a jigger or measuring cup, fill the glass with 2 oz of limoncello, 3 oz prosecco and 1 oz of club soda.

Give the drink a quick stir and then add your garnishes.

That’s all – you’re ready to serve!

Didn’t I say this was easy?

Limoncello being poured into a cocktail jigger and a wine glass filled with ice.

Top down view of a glass of limoncello spritz with mint garnish.

Other Drinks with Prosecco

Here are some other great spritz style cocktails you can easily whip up for a group, or for one.

Food to Serve with Limoncello Spritz

This is the perfect drink to serve before a meal.  This drink works incredibly well at summer gatherings where the grill is in use which is why I’m recommending some of our lighter-summery type fare.  Consider serving before, or alongside any of the following:

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Limoncello Spritz

4.97 from 29 votes
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
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Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
A delicious and refreshing cocktail that combines prosecco, club soda, and of course, limoncello!

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)

Instructions 

  • Add ice to a glass of your choice.
  • Add the limoncello, followed by the prosecco and club soda.
  • Stir the ingredients.
  • Add garnishes of mint and lemon, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

You can be totally creative with your additions and garnishes to this drink.  Consider any of the following:
  • Berries, such as strawberries, blackberries, or blueberries would be a welcome addition!
  • Herbal garnishes, such as rosemary sprigs, basil, or even lavender would pair wonderfully!
  • Flavored seltzers could definitely be used in lieu of club soda, but will slightly change the flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.7g | Sugar: 21.8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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29 Comments

    1. Hi Mary, we haven’t tested the recipe with creme limoncello so I can’t say for sure. It would probably still be good though. If you try it, let us know how it turns out.

  1. 5 stars
    Lovely refreshing cocktail! My only addition was a bit of fresh lemon juice because we like it a little more tart.

  2. Sounds so good! My nephew just gave me a bottle of lemon cello that he made. Glad to have a new way to serve it!

  3. Made these for my birthday celebration along with your Italian Sub/Hoagie/Hero. I (almost) didn’t mind turning 60!

  4. 5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious! We just made a pitcher and we’re enjoying by the pool,so refreshing! Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    I am a prosecco drinking I love it over wine and this with the lemon yes! will be trying this soon – giving it a 5 star based on the ingredients.

  6. 5 stars
    Whew this baby packs a punch! Very refreshing, and the boozy hit is delightful. I really love the lightness of this spritz.

    1. For a 32 ounce pitcher just increase the liquid ingredients by 4-5 times. Serve each over an individual glass filled with ice. Enjoy!

      1. Hi Jim,

        Thanks for this recipe. I made a version of it for an Italian-food themed gathering, and it was delicious. We used Pallini Limoncello but subbed the Prosecco for Cava. I didn’t have club soda, so I used Ginger Ale. It made the drink a little too sweet. We toned the sweetness down with additional Cava and voila – it was perfect. Next time, we’ll make sure to have club soda on hand.