sponsored by Caravella Limoncello
What’s your favorite summer cocktail, and why is it a spritz? Did you know how incredibly simple those refreshing spritzers are to make? I recently teamed up with Caravella Limoncello on my Instagram to share my favorite summer limoncello cocktails and dessert creations. This spritz was immediately a winner in my recipe development and Caravella is now a permanent fixture on my bar cart year round. Caravella uses lemons picked straight from Sorrento Italy, giving that bold, zesty, and sweet pure lemon flavor that exudes summer in the Amalfi coast.
I think the limoncello spritz cocktail is the perfect refreshing treat this summer. By using high quality ingredients, like authentic imported Italian limoncello such as Caravella, this incredibly easy cocktail recipe elevates the simple spritz into something feeling vacation-worthy. If you’ve ever bought limoncello on a whim and wondered “how to use limoncello?” this is the straightforward cocktail recipe. Plus, Caravella is carried at many local retailers such as Costco, Total Wine and More, as well as BevMo.
Please enjoy responsibly!
Limoncello Spritz Recipe Ingredients
- Caravella Limoncello
- Sparkling White Wine
- Fresh Sliced Lemon
Because Caravella has a hint of sweetness on its own, I skipped adding any simple syrup or any other sweetener whatsoever. However, you can always sweeten this cocktail to your taste. This cocktail is a great alternative to the aperol spritz, maybe to those looking for a less bitter and more sweet flavor profile.
As for mix-ins, I chose white sparkling wine because that’s what I usually have on hand the most. You could always swap with Italian prosecco if you have it. And you can of course top this cocktail with some optional club soda or soda water to fill the glass.
You can also get creative with garnish, with lemon slices, or even herbs! I love fresh basil or mint with lemon flavors.
I love serving any type of spritz cocktail in a tall wine glass and over ice. Depending on the size of the wine glasses you use, you may have to tweak these the limoncello and sparkling wine measurements slightly to fill the bowl.
Limoncello Spritz Recipe
- 1 cutting board
- 1 jigger
- 1 wine glass
- 1 pairing knife
- 1 stirrer
- 1.5 oz Caravella Limoncello
- 3 oz sparkling white wine
- 1 slice lemon
- 1/4 cup ice
- Slice lemons
- Fill wine glass with ice
- Pour limoncello into glass
- Pour sparkling wine into glass
- Gently stir together
- Garnish with sliced lemon
In conclusion, this take on the limoncello spritz is a vibrant and zesty refreshment where the essence of summer shines in every sip. With its classic yet elevated flavors, it is the perfect drink to enjoy on a sunny day outdoors or even indoors when you could use a little extra sunshine. It’s a perfect introduction to using limoncello in your at-home mixology. So assemble your ingredients, mix up a batch of this delightful spritz, and let its citrusy sweetness transport you to Sorrento. You’ll be taken to the heart of the Amalfi Coast with each taste. Saluti!
Let me know if you try this limoncello spritz recipe out. Definitely tag me @chelseapearl on social media if you do! Also follow my food Instagram account @omgfeedmethis for even more cooking, wine, and restaurant content. Please let me know if you’d like to see me bring more recipes to the blog, as well.