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. 5 stars
    Made this last weekend for a girls outing & everyone that tried it loved it!
    I used the same brand lemoncello & Prosecco. Thank you! Simple but very refreshing! ( was a hot day in RI )