This Limoncello Cocktail Will Transport You Straight To The Amalfi Coast

In just one sip.

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Limoncello is a lemon-flavored Italian liqueur. It’s often served after a meal and sipped on its own, but can also be enjoyed in many different cocktails. A few of TZR’s favorite recipes that make use of the ingredient, ahead.

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To make The Laura cocktail from South Carolina’s Laura restaurant, gather 1 1/2 ounces limoncello, 1/2 ounce elderflower syrup, a splash of prosecco, and a small scoop of lemon sorbet. In a shaker, add limoncello and elderflower syrup and shake until mixed. In a coupe glass, pour limoncello mixture. Top with prosecco. Finish with the sorbet.Photo by Andrew Cebulka
For the Angeleno Spritz by Brandon Ristaino, co-founder and beverage director at Good Lion Hospitality, you need 1 1/2 ounces Angeleno Amaro, 1/2 ounce Ventura Spirits Limoncello, 1 ounce Topo Chico soda water, and 3 ounces dry prosecco. Add all ingredients to a white wine glass over ice. Stir gently. Garnish with an orange wheel and olive. Enjoy!Photo by Rob Tran
To create the Absolut Black Basil recipe, fill a shaker with ice. Add 1 part Absolut Vodka, 1 part lemon juice, 1/2 part limoncello, 1/2 part simple syrup, and 2 basil leaves. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Top up with tonic water.Courtesy of Absolut Vodka
The Shiso Smasher from Mister Mao is an easy cocktail that’s perfect for summer. Shake together 2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce limoncello, and 1/2 ounce shiso lemon syrup. Double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel.Courtesy of Mister Mao
Create the Malfy Originale Gintonica by adding 50 milliliters of Malfy Originale, 150 milliliters of tonic water, and 5 milliliters of limoncello to a glass over cubed ice and gently stir to combine. Garnish with a twist of lemon.Courtesy of Malfy
The Limoncello Blueberry Cocktail from the Small Town Cookbook (page 34) calls for 1 1/2 cups blueberries, 1/4 cup fermented lemon, 24 fresh mint leaves, a 750-milliliter bottle of chilled prosecco, 1 cup chilled limoncello, and a lemon peel for garnish. Continue on for directions.Courtesy of Small Town Cultures
To make, muddle the blueberries, lemon, and mint. If desired, strain the mixture — this will make for a smoother cocktail, but will lose a lot of the flavor. Top with limoncello and prosecco. Garnish with lemon peel.Courtesy of Small Town Cultures
The Absolut Summer Love recipe says to fill a shaker with ice. Add 2/3 part Absolut Citron, 2/3 part lemon juice, 1/3 part limoncello, and 1/3 part Pisang Ambon. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Top up with lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a carambola slice.Courtesy of Absolut Vodka
For the Henry Hill Cocktail from Fiore Pizzeria and Bakery, add the following ingredients to a shaker in order from first to last: 1 ounce limoncello (Fiore makes its own), 1 1/2 ounces Dickel 8 Bourbon, 1/2 ounce lemon juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, and 3/4 ounce egg white. Continue on for the rest of the recipe.Courtesy of Fiore Pizzeria and Bakery
Once the ingredients are in the shaker, add ice. Cap the shaker and shake vigorously for 30-40 seconds (this allows the egg whites to froth up). Strain the Henry Hill Cocktail into a coupe martini glass, and garnish with a lemon twist or brandied cherry.Courtesy of Fiore Pizzeria and Bakery

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