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Limoncello Lady

The Limoncello Prosecco cocktail is crisp and refreshing and needs only 3 ingredients! Bubbly and bright with sparkling prosecco, this drink recipe will light up any occasion!

two stemless martini glasses with lemon cocktail

Limoncello Cocktail

It’s week 4 of the 3 Ingredient Cocktail series!! This week I am bringing you a bubbly cocktail that is tart and perfect for the afternoon.

My sparkling Limoncello Lady is only 3 ingredients but packs quite a punch.

Speaking of punch, this limoncello cocktail makes the perfect punch if you are so inclined. Or you can make just one and enjoy it on the back porch, or by the pool, all by yourself.  

It is summertime, so if all those kids home from school are driving you crazy, slip off and enjoy one of these lovely ladies all by yourself.  In the quiet.

And get your peace on.

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half filled cocktail glasses with straws

How to Drink Limoncello

Limoncello citrus liqueur is best served straight and ice cold. Keep yours in the freezer for optimal sipping.

When I’m craving a cocktail I can sip on and doesn’t knock me out, I prefer to mix my cordial with something light and bubbly. Makes it last longer too!

This recipe is easy to remember, which is a good thing when you are frazzled from all the summer shenanigans.  

  • 1 ounce of limoncello
  • 2 ounces of lemonade
  • 3 ounces of Prosecco

You can make your own lemonade if you prefer or use a powdered mix if that’s what you have on hand. I typically buy prepared lemonade  and limeade because it’s easier and you don’t have to defrost cans of concentrate before you get started.

When I am in the mood for mixing cocktails, I buy it in bulk when it’s on sale and store the extras in my freezer for later.

Nothing beats the ease of having it already prepared and the sweetness is just right!

prosecco pouring into limoncello cocktail glasses

What do you mix with limoncello?

Aside from the lemonade, you need something to balance out the tart citrus. Prosecco is perfect for this!

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  1. Don’t buy cheap Prosecco! Just like with wine, cheap usually means a major headache the next morning.  Or later in the evening if you are sipping in the afternoon.
  2. Chill your Prosecco early enough to get it nice and cold.  My lemonade and limoncello are already chilled so having cold Prosecco is a NECESSITY.
  3. If you are making limoncello drinks for a party then make sure to keep everything cold before and during serving. To keep it chilled while your guests are drinking without diluting the flavors, I recommend a bag of ice inside the punch or set your serving container in an ice bath.

If you want to enjoy the Limoncello Lady all by yourself then just grab a single glass. I like these stemless martini glasses for this cocktail. Delicate but still a little tarty.  

prosecco pouring into a limoncello cocktail glass behind two other glasses

What is limoncello made of?

Limoncello is traditionally made with lemon zest or peels, with the white pith removed, steeped in grappa, until the oils are released. After that a small amount of simple syrup is added for sweetness.

Because it really just needs a neutral spirit, vodka can also be used.

Can you drink it straight?

The best way to drink cordials and liqueurs is ice cold and straight or on the rocks. And by drink I mean sip. This is not really one for shots unless mixers are involved.

Let’s keep it classy people!

overhead picture of 3 martini glasses with straws and two prosecco bottles

How To Make A Limoncello Punch

  • 2 bottles of Prosecco
  • 4.5 cups lemonade
  • 8 ounces limoncello.
  • Mix and party on!
yellow drink in martini glass with text "limoncello lady"

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Prosecco being poured in to the Limoncello.

Limoncello Lady – 3 Ingredient Prosecco Cocktail

Your summer sipping just got a little bubblier! My 3 ingredient Limoncello Lady is tart, dry, and perfect for any afternoon sipping situation.
4.32 from 51 votes
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Course: Drinks and Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Limoncello
  • 2 ounces lemonade
  • 3 ounces prosecco
  • lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  • Slice your lemons for your garnish.
  • Combine the limoncello and lemonade in a glass.
  • Add ice to the top.
  • When ready to serve, top with prosecco.
  • Garnish with lemon slice or twist.

Notes

*If you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and rate it with some stars.  Thank you!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 21g

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Recipe Rating




Marie Lyon

Sunday 12th of February 2023

Made this, times 8 in a champagne pitcher for Italian dinner party. Served in antique champagne coupes with the twist of lemon. Everyone loved it. Not too heavy or too much. Served 14. Good way to welcome your company. Serve when they arrive!

Jennifer

Monday 13th of February 2023

Sounds amazing! What a beautiful way to serve it. This drink is one of my faves!

Gina Morton

Thursday 26th of August 2021

What brand of Prosecco works best?

Jennifer

Friday 27th of August 2021

La Marca is my favorite but my second choice would be Cinzano. It's a little bit more $ but tastes really good!

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