5 limoncello cocktails
This famous Italian lemon liqueur is a classic after-dinner digestif but also makes for a versatile cocktail ingredient – use to whip up zesty spritzes, negronis, aperitifs and more
5 limoncello cocktails to try
This recipe includes instructions for making your own limoncello but shop bought will work just as well. Lemon and thyme are a winning flavour pairing and work perfectly in this riff on a classic tom collins gin cocktail.
Aperol isn't the only way you can make a spritz – lots of other Italian bitters and liqueurs work really well in this iconic summer drink. Here, we've used limoncello for a refreshing aperitif.
Limoncello and semi-dry white vermouth are key to this long, refreshing cocktail. Garnish with grapefruit and basil for extra zesty, herbal flavour.
This icy number uses limoncello and lemon ice cream for a cooling drink that also doubles as an easy dessert for a summer dinner party.
Limoncello works surprisingly well in a negroni in place of vermouth, served over ice and garnished with a lemon twist.
Vodka, sugar and the best-quality lemons you can find – homemade limoncello really is that simple. Enjoy as an aperitif or digestif or use to make any of the cocktails above.