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5 limoncello cocktails to try

Limoncello and thyme collins

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.

Limoncello and thyme collins

Limoncello spritz

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 spritz with a thyme sprig garnish

The Lively Australian

Limoncello and semi-dry white vermouth are key to this long, refreshing cocktail. Garnish with grapefruit and basil for extra zesty, herbal flavour.

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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.

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Limoncello negroni

Limoncello works surprisingly well in a negroni in place of vermouth, served over ice and garnished with a lemon twist.

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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.

A bottle of homemade limoncello with two glasses on the side


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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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