Limoncello Spritz

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Limoncello Spritz – 🍋 An EASY, refreshing, and perfectly lemony drink with just 3 key ingredients including prosecco, limoncello, and club soda! No fancy bartending skills needed to impress your friends and family and feel like you’re transported to Italy while sipping on one of these bubbly lemon beauties!

A refreshing limoncello spritz with mint leaves, surrounded by sliced lemons, a bottle of lemon juice, and vibrant flowers in the background.

Easy Limoncello Spritz Recipe

Spring is in the air, summer is on the horizon, and while I know many people who drink limoncello around the holidays, for me this is a bright and cheery drink that’s refreshing for warm weather and sunny days.

Whether you want to serve these for brunch, including Mother’s Day brunch alongside mimosas, aperol spritz or on a lazy weekend afternoon or at a casual backyard get-together, everyone loves this lightly bubbly cocktail.

A glass of limoncello with ice cubes, garnished with mint leaves, accompanied by fresh lemons and flowers in the background.

Made with just 3 key ingredients – including prosecco, limoncello, and club soda – and optional agave or simple syrup, this is such an easy drink to make even if bartending skills aren’t your forte.

I love to use my Homemade Limoncello (limoncello is an Italian liqueur) in this sipping drink, but of course store bought limoncello is fine. The lemon flavor is just lovely.

Two glasses of limoncello with ice, surrounded by fresh lemons and mint leaves on a rustic table.

With one of these effervescent and perfectly lemony and tart cocktails in your hand, you’ll feel like you’re transported to southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast. Cin cin!

A person holding a limoncello spritz with ice cubes, with a bottle and another glass of lemonade in the background, and colorful flowers to the side.

Ingredients in Limoncello Spritz

There are only a handful of ingredients in this easy limoncellos spritz cocktail including:

  • Ice cubes
  • Prosecco – Cava, champagne, sparkling white wine, or your favorite dry bubbly beverage may be used.
  • Limoncello – Use your favorite but my Homemade Limoncello is what I use! Although store bought limoncello is fine.
  • Club soda (soda water)
  • Agave or simple syrup – optional but recommended
  • Optional garnishes including lemon wedges or lemon slices, sprig of mint, basil, rosemary sprigs, fresh thyme, or your favorites. You can also use fruit including strawberries, peaches, or berries of any kind.

Note: Scroll down to the recipe card section of the post for the ingredients with amounts included and for more complete directions.

Glass of limoncello with fresh lemons, mint, and a backdrop of limoncello and flowers.

How To Make a Limoncello Spritz Cocktail

You don’t need to be a bartender for this quick and easy drink recipe!

  1. Add ice to a glass. Wine glasses, rocks glasses, whatever you have that’s about 8 ounces will be fine.
  2. Pour in some of the prosecco from the bottle of prosecco, add the limoncello, club soda, stir, and taste.
  3. If desired add a dash of your favorite sweetener and stir
  4. Garnish with a lemon wheel, mint sprigs, and serve and sip!
A glass of limoncello spritz garnished with fresh mint leaves.

Limoncello Spritz FAQs

can i use store bought limoncello?

Yes of course! I love my homemade limoncello (limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur) but store bought limoncello will work.

can i make a big batch or pitcher of limoncello spritz drinks?

Yes you sure can. Since it’s a ratio of 3:2:1 (3 parts prosecco- 2 parts limoncello – 1 part club soda) and then sweetener to taste, you can big batch this, as desired.

can i make a batch of limoncello spritzer in advance?

Yes and no. While neither prosecco nor club soda will go flat in an instant, I wouldn’t make it more than a few hours in advance because the carbonation will dissipate. Store it in a pitcher in your fridge until you’re ready to serve it.

is this lemon cocktail the same as a lemon drop?

No. A lemon drop includes vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Whereas this lemon spritz cocktail has processo, limoncello (which is sweetened in the process of making it with simple syrup), club soda, and optional additional simple syrup.

How can i make a lemon drop with limoncello?

Swap out the prosecco in this recipe with vodka, add the limoncello, omit the club soda, and add sweetener to taste. Add it all to a shaker with ice, strain, and serve.

can i make an aperol spritz with limoncello?

Yes you sure can. My husband has an excellent Limoncello Aperol Spritz recipe on his drinks site! Follow it to the T for an excellent drink.

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Limoncello Spritz

🍋 An EASY, refreshing, and perfectly lemony drink with just 3 key ingredients including prosecco, limoncello, and club soda! No fancy bartending skills needed to impress your friends and family and feel like you're transported to Italy while sipping on one of these bubbly lemon beauties! Recipe is easy to size up if desired. See Notes below.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients  

  • ice
  • 3 ounces dry prosecco, (cava, champagne, or your favorite dry bubbly may be substituted)
  • 2 ounces limoncello, (use my homemade limoncello recipe or your favorite store bought)
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • ¼ to ½ ounce simple syrup, agave, or your favorite sweetener, optional and to taste
  • lemon wedges, fresh mint, fresh basil, etc., optional for garnishing

Instructions 

  • Fill an 8-ounce glass most of the way with ice.
  • Add the prosecco, limoncello, club soda, stir gently, and taste.
  • Optionally, if desired, add a bit of sweetener, to taste, and stir.
  • Optionally garnish, as desired, and serve.

Notes

Want to make a bigger batch? Since this recipe is 3:2:1 (prosecco:limoncello:club soda) it’s easy to batch up. Combine everything in a large pitcher, stir, taste, and if desired add sweetener, to taste, and garnish.
Want to make this in advance? You can, although be mindful that both the prosecco and club soda will lose their carbonation as time passes so I wouldn’t do it more than a couple hours ahead of time. Store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink, Calories: 267kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 0.1g, Sodium: 16mg, Potassium: 80mg, Sugar: 28g, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1mg

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

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