This refreshing and easy Limoncello Spritzer is a welcome sunny treat on those cold winter nights. The limoncello and fresh orange juice make it refreshing and sweet.
Do you have a bucket list?
I do and visiting the Amalfi Coast of Italy is on the top of my list. I want to sip this Limoncello and Orange Spritzer overlooking the blue waters of the ocean. Is that too much to ask? I want to go to the beach in Positano and hike the "Trail of the Gods." I want to sleep late and eat ricotta filled pastries and Italian croissants. I want to have an aperitive at 4:00 just because I can. It's 23 degrees right now in D.C. so the sooner the better.
Winter is depressing and I'm ready for Spring.
This cocktail is my attempt to bring a little sunniness to my world.
It's bright and fresh tasting with all that yummy fresh orange juice and perfectly citrusy with the concentrated lemon flavor of the limoncello. Trust me if this doesn't brighten your day, I don't know what will.
Just close your eyes and pretend to be in Capri.
Limoncello is made by steeping alcohol with lemon zest and lemon peel (pith removed). In fact, it's fairly easy to make your own. Check out PopSugar for directions.
Apparently, once you try the homemade you will never buy store bought again. I guess I'll put making homemade limoncello on my bucket list too. I'll let you know how it goes. But for now, I'm being lazy and this drink is all I need to be happy for the moment.
This drink would be great with blood oranges instead of Cara Caras. I find blood oranges to be less sweet but their color is gorgeous.
Can You Drink Limoncello Straight?
Yes! The traditional Italian way is to serve it chilled in a chilled cordial glass. It's totally delicious on it's own but it also makes for some super awesome cocktails. Here are some of my other favorites...
- 1 oz limoncello
- 1 oz vodka I used Tito's
- juice from 1 orange I used cara cara
- seltzer I used mandarin orange
- Put all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
- Pour over ice.
- Add simple syrup or honey if you need more sweetness.
- Garnish with orange slices.