Aperitivo

Limoncello Prosecco Drink

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Total time to make this recipe: 5 minutes

A refreshing cocktail or aperitivo drink made with sparkling Prosecco wine and sweet Limoncello liqueur. It’s sweet, fizzy and tastes like summer! Enjoy it at your next barbecue or at a dinner party with friends.

The first time I tasted this drink I was in a cafè in Utrecht, in the Netherlands, with my friends. We all had a drink and lunch together and when I saw on the menu “Limonsecco“, it immediately caught my attention.

Limoncello, one of my favorite Italian liqueurs. Together with Prosecco? It’s either awful or delicious. Well, it was very delicious!

Being Italian, in my house, I always have a bottle of Limoncello and a bottle of Prosecco, especially in summer, the season of Aperitivo.

So whenever I want something fresh, sweet and summer-y, I whip up this super easy drink.

close up of two glasses with limonsecco drink, lemon slices and mint

What is Prosecco?

Prosecco is a sparkly white wine produced in Northern Italy, named after the village of Prosecco and made using only Prosecco grapes (then renamed Glera in 2009).

Prosecco is usually served chilled, as other white wines, but it’s most commonly served as apéritif, or aperitivo in Italian.

The flavor is crisp and aromatic. It has a slight bitterness which pairs incredibly well with other drinks, that’s why there are so many mixed drinks using Prosecco. The most famous are the Aperol Spritz, peach Bellini, strawberry Rossini, and the classic Mimosa.

two glasses with limonsecco drink and lemon slices

Can I use homemade Limoncello?

In Italy it’s very common to make homemade liqueurs. One of the most common, of course, is Limoncello.

Limoncello is very easy to make, you only need grain alcohol, lemon peels, and sugar. Here you can find the recipe for homemade Limoncello.

If you have homemade Limoncello at home, you can of course use it for this recipe. It will taste great!

overhead shot of two glasses on a wooden board with mint and lemon
hand holding a glass with limoncello prosecco drink

The Recipe

This drink would pair well with these Aperitivo snacks:

Limoncello Prosecco Drink

A refreshing summer cocktail made with Prosecco white wine and sweet Limoncello liqueur.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Author: Jessica – Cooking my Dreams

Ingredients 
 

  • 1/2 cup Prosecco wine cold
  • 1/2 tbsp Limoncello cold
  • Lemon juice optional
  • fresh Mint

Instructions

  • Fill the glasses to 3/4 with the Prosecco wine. Add the Limoncello and have a taste. If it's too sweet, add also some lemon juice to taste.
  • Another option is to add all the ingredients in a shaker with ice cubes, mix well and then serve immediately.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint.

Notes

This drink should be served cold so make sure you keep both the Prosecco and the Limoncello in the fridge for several hours before making the drink. Otherwise, you can serve it with ice cubes.

Nutrition

Calories: 85 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Sodium: 8 mg | Potassium: 104 mg | Sugar: 4 g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: aperitivo, summer drink
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