It’s the end of summer, so travel has been on my mind quite a bit. A lot of people around me are traveling, but alas I am not… so I decided to travel metaphorically to Italy in this week’s cocktail since that is at the top of my travel wish list.
How did I do that? Limoncello. Can I just tell you – I seriously, seriously am in love with this liqueur and often have it as a sort of liquid dessert when I’m out for a proper Italian meal. However, for some, the taste of limoncello can be slightly on the “punch in the mouth” overwhelming side of the spectrum, so this spritzer recipe is a great way to share the limoncello love in a more moderate way:
- 1 bottle of prosecco
- 2 cups limoncello
- Maraschino cherries for garnish
- Cherry juice
Combine prosecco and limoncello in a pitcher with ice and stir. (Hint: You can also add sparkling water if you’re still feeling like the lemon flavor is too intense) Pour into a glass for serving, then add a teaspoon of cherry juice. This will sink to the bottom and give your drink that beautiful ombre look and won’t be over-powering flavor-wise. It will make people “ooh” and “ahh” and make you feel awesome about your cocktail skills. Garnish with a cherry (or a lemon if you like) and start pretending like you’re hanging out on the Amalfi Coast!