As much of a fan as I am of a good ‘ole Aperol Spritz, there are plenty of other combinations to explore when it comes to the world of spritzes. We might be sticking with Italian liqueurs with this spritz, but its flavour couldn’t be any more different than an Aperol Spritz. Come along and explore a more wintry take on a spritz with my Limoncello Spritz recipe using Limoncello di Capri.
So, what’s limoncello?
New to limoncello? Let’s cover exactly what it is, then. Limoncello is an Italian liqueur that’s mainly made in Southern Italy. Typically served chilled as a digestif (after-dinner drink), limoncello is made by macerating lemon peel in alcohol, and is most well-known for its beautiful yellow colour and sweet-yet-zesty flavour.
I’m a firm believer in thinking that spritzes aren’t just for enjoying on a warm, sunny day. They can definitely be enjoyed all year round. However, I do find that the nation’s favourite Aperol Spritz just doesn’t feel quite right in the middle of the Winter. Maybe it’s the sweetness of it that doesn’t float my boat in the colder months, I’m not quite sure. But, regardless, my point is that there are plenty of other spritzes that hit the spot during the dark and blustery winter months – one of which is this Limoncello Spritz.
Limoncello Spritz recipe
Balloon-style glass | bar spoon
50 ml Limoncello di Capri
75 ml prosecco
25 ml soda
Pour the Limoncello di Capri and prosecco into the balloon-style glass.
Add a handful of ice cubes to the glass.
Top with soda water and stir.
Garnish with a few sprigs of mint and a twist of lemon.