A refreshing twist on the classic Aperol Spritz, this Limoncello Spritz is the perfect cocktail to sip on this summer... or any time you want a taste of the Amalfi Coast!
Limoncello Spritz. There’s nothing quite like it if you ask me. It’s the uber refreshing cocktail you crave all summer and the nostalgic libation you reach for in winter when you just want to pretend you’re on vacation.
A super simple 3-ingredient cocktail that will quickly ingrain itself into your memory, forever becoming your favorite go-to drink. The Limoncello Spritz is a refreshing twist on the classic Italian drink, the Aperol Spritz. Simply swap out Aperol for Limoncello, oranges for lemons, and you’ve got yourself a sweet yet tart, refreshing beverage!
What Is Limoncello?
Limoncello is a liquor made from steeping lemon peels + sugar in clear alcohol, like vodka. The infusing process usually takes at least a few weeks up to 2 months. Limoncello originates from Italy + is most popularly produced in regions like the Amalfi Coast, Capri + the Gulf of Naples.
When Is Limoncello Typically Consumed?
Limoncello itself is considered an aperitif; an alcoholic beverage usually enjoyed pre or post meal to help stimulate digestion. Enjoy this cocktail before or after your favorite Italian meal, like this low FODMAP chicken piccata!
Low FODMAP Tip: Limoncello has not been tested for FODMAPs by Monash University, therefore it may not be considered a low FODMAP alcohol. It is traditionally made using added cane sugar which is low FODMAP friendly, but it’s important to note that if you do not tolerate any bit of cane sugar, you will want to omit the Limoncello in this recipe. You can replace it with lemon juice + a dash of your favorite tolerated sweetener to still enjoy a Limoncello Spritz on a low FODMAP diet!
Limoncello Spritz Ingredients + Tested Substitutions
- Limoncello: If you are following a low FODMAP diet and know you do not tolerate cane sugar, you may omit the limoncello + substitute in 1.5oz of lemon juice with .5oz of honey or your tolerated sweetener of choice.
- Seltzer: I prefer to use San Pellegrino, however you may use club soda, or your favorite seltzer if preferred.
- Prosecco: Prosecco can be swapped for Champagne if it is all you have available, though it should be noted that Prosecco originates from Italy and is the preferred bubbly if you’re going for authenticity!
Loved this recipe so much + looking for more limoncello drinks and delicious spritz cocktails? Try this Orange + Cranberry Spritz, Refreshing Yet Strong Limoncello Cocktail, or this Basil Limoncello Spritz!
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- 2 oz Limoncello
- 4 oz Prosecco
- 2 oz San Pellegrino or other sparkling water
- lemon wheel + mint for garnish
- Pour limoncello, Prosecco and sparkling water over ice in a large wine or glass. Garnish with lemon wheel + mint before serving.