The must-have cocktail of the year!
The Limoncello Spritz, also known as the Amalfi Spritz, is the spritz of the season, the pinnacle of sophistication and refreshment. Move over Aperol, say hello to Limoncello! Sip this spritz poolside, beachside, countryside, courtside, quayside, dockside, inside or outside - there's no downside...simply enjoy while soaking up the sun!
Although any kind of Spritz is delicious, you can’t go past the brightness of Limoncello paired with Prosecco and a splash of soda for the quintessential summer cocktail…Let’s raise a toast to the timeless allure of La Dolce Vita!
This vibrant and refreshing cocktail is transcending international boundaries, capturing the hearts and spirit of cocktail lovers everywhere. Let’s delve into why the Limoncello Spritz has earned its reputation as the best cocktail of 2024.
What’s in a Limoncello Spritz?
- Soda Water
At the heart of the Limoncello Spritz is the fresh and zesty lemon-flavoured Italian liqueur, Limoncello. Handcrafted from the peels of Amalfi or Sorrento lemons, revealing the essence of the Mediterranean sun. A careful selection of only the best organic lemons, handpicked at peak ripeness. Often a closely-guarded family tradition handed down through generations, involving a meticulous blend of artistry and patience, crafted with attention to detail and a commitment to authenticity.
Originally served as an after-dinner digestif in Italy, now the crucial element for a great cocktail. Sweet tangy and refreshing, a great Limoncello has great balance - a hit of sour, bright popping sweetness and aromatic lemon zest flavour. Its endless versatility makes it a favourite with mixologists and cocktail lovers alike. With only 3 ingredients it’s just so easy to make!
Grab a bottle of your favourite Limoncello (our personal favourite is our very own Bass & Flinders Bitter & Twisted Limoncello Liqueur), Prosecco and soda water. Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine known for its effervescence and subtle sweetness. A splash of Prosecco adds an extra layer of depth to the cocktail, while sparkling water adds lightness and balance to this year’s trendiest cocktail.
How to make a Limoncello Spritz
Similar to an Aperol spritz you can follow a 3-2-1 method to make a Limoncello Spritz. This means 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Limoncello and 1 part soda water.
60ml Bass & Flinders Limoncello Liqueur
15ml of lemon juice
Add all ingredients to shaker tin except Prosecco and soda. Fill with ice and shake well. Double strain over ice into stemless wine glass. Top slowly with Prosecco and a splash of soda.
The garnishes are up to you. Keep it simple with a fresh slice of lemon, or go bold with a sprig of rosemary or thyme and candied lemon peel.
We love using a wine glass for a spritz but you can use a highball or rocks glass as well.
Other Limoncello cocktails to try:
This delicious, refreshing and zesty, must-have cocktail is clean and fizzy, making it an excellent pre-dinner drink that won’t overpower your tastebuds. Also ideal for accompanying a charcuterie or cheese board. It’s no wonder the drink is bubbling to the top...it’s the perfect sip for nearly every occasion. Have a look at the Guardian's article about 10 light and floral spritzes to try at home this summer "10 Summer Spritzes beyond the obvious."
So slow down, and enjoy La Dolce Vita - life's simple pleasures.
Cheers to the Spirit of Summer that is Limoncello!