Last updated on March 2nd, 2020 at 11:06 am
The Limoncello Lady is a crisp, tart, and refreshing 3 ingredient cocktail with the bright flavor of lemon that will light up any occasion!
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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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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!
What do you mix with limoncello?
Aside from the lemonade, you need something to balance out the tart citrus. Prosecco is perfect for this!
Tips for your Prosecco
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
What is the alcohol in limoncello?
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.
Do you drink limoncello 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!
If you are making a large batch punch you will need
- 2 bottles of Prosecco
- 4.5 cups lemonade
- 8 ounces limoncello.
- Mix and party on!
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What snacks go with Limoncello?
- 1 ounce Limoncello
- 2 ounces lemonade
- 3 ounces prosecco
- lemon slices (for garnish)
- 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.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 0g
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