We still had a batch of our own made limoncello left. With Christmas coming up we decided to use it for a cocktail to start our family dinner. We did some research and came up with these two varieties that are liked by most.
Limoncello Fizz: Like a gin fizz but sweeter and more festive.
Limoncello – 30 ml
Prosecco (or cava, or cremant or champagne)
Slice of lemon to garnish
Use a nice champagne glass, pour one small jigger (25 or 30 ml) of limoncello in the glass and fill up with prosecco or champagne. Use a slice of lemon or lime to garnish the glass.
Yellow cab: A long drink variety on a Tom Collins. Also very refreshing in summer. If you like it less sweet, use soda instead of 7up.
Limoncello 30 ml
Gin 30 ml
Little bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice
A sprig of mint
Take a long drink glass or a large wine glass. Squeeze some lemon juice on the bottom of the glass. Pour one jigger (30 ml) of gin and the one jigger (30 ml) of limoncello in the glass and stir with a bar spoon. Top up with 7 up, then add ice cubes to the glass. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Add a straw and stirrer. If you like it stronger use 50 ml of gin and limoncello each.
For a recipe of homemade limoncello read: Homemade golden limoncello