Limoncello Spritz Recipe

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Limoncello Spritz

When the weather is balmy and the vibe is chilled, we like to pull out this Limoncello Spritz recipe to enjoy a taste of Italy at its most divine. Limoncello is an Italian after-dinner staple, and typically enjoyed as a shot, but we like to add a few sparkles to create a tall, cool drink that can be sipped at leisure.  

Without further ado, here’s how to make a Limoncello Spritz at home the quick and easy way:  



Try tonic water for a bitter-sweet finish.


Rosemary makes for an unexpectedly gorgeous garnish.


Leave out the Prosecco + double up on club soda for a low-ABV drink.



1 Person

2 Oz

60 Ml

2 Parts

Limoncello, chilled
3 Oz

90 Ml

3 Parts

1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

Club soda
To garnish, lemon rounds, mint or rosemary



Pour the limoncello into your serving glass with ice, and stir until cool


Top off with the Prosecco and club soda


Garnish as preferred, and serve

Fun facts about the Limoncello Spritz 

The Limoncello Spritz is the flirty cousin of the time-honored Aperol Spritz, one of the most iconic Italian cocktails, which famously showcases Aperol, the bright orange bitter apéritif that has become synonymous with Repubblica Italiana. 

It also happens to feature on the IBA’s list of Official Cocktails, which means that it has a proper definition in the mixologist community, and is not just any old cocktail cobbled together with a few random bits and bobs.  

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Other refreshing spritzes to try

If you love this Limoncello Spritzer with prosecco recipe we’ve got a few other spritzes you are bound to adore as well. Here are three more effervescent drinks to add to your summer drinks roster:  

Aperol Spritz 

The Aperol Spritz features only three ingredients — Aperol, Prosecco, and club soda – making it one of the easiest cocktail recipes to master, and leaving you with plenty of time to relax with your friends on a warm afternoon. 

Hugo cocktail

Made with elderflower liqueur, Prosecco, and club soda, the Hugo is a delightful floral cocktail and the perfect after-work drink to serve if you’re living the lighter side of life. 

Gin Rickey

Arguably one of the most popular summer gin cocktails around the globe, the Gin Rickey is tailor-made for those sweltering days when all you can think about is an ice-cold cocktail that will cool you off without weighing you down.   

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When to serve a Limoncello Spritz

To be fair, we believe any time is a good time for a Limoncello Prosecco Spritz, but there are a few particular occasions on which it always manages to steal the show. This includes: 


The Limoncello Prosecco Spritz is a popular choice for the wedding cocktail hour preceding the reception and following the official ceremony. It pairs well with light appetizers and is very photogenic to boot.  

Garden parties

Hosting a summery garden party and keen to serve a drink that tastes like summer in glass? Limoncello Spritz ingredients are easy to combine on the fly, which makes it simple to pour for a crowd, and it comes together like a song.  


Yeah okay, people mostly serve beer and wine at housewarmings, but you can dare to be different and elevate the event a little. Make your mark right from the start with this easy Limoncello Spritzer recipe, and have your new pad be the place where people try delicious new things! 


A spritz is a wine-based cocktail made with sparkling wine, a liqueur such as Aperol, Campari, Cynar or limoncello and club soda. It's typically served over ice in a wine glass, lowball glass, or rocks glass with an herbaceous garnish.

The classic way to enjoy limoncello, is chilled on the rocks, or as a shot after dinner. However, we also love to share it as a Limoncello Spritz, charged with Prosecco and club soda for a beautiful effervescent finish.

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