10 ways to use limoncello
Make up a batch of refreshing limoncello and turn it into zesty tarts, pies or cocktails with our easy recipes. Perfect for an Italian-inspired summer dinner party
Give desserts and drinks a boozy kick with our easy limoncello recipes. Make it yourself at home with our super simple step-by-step, or use a shop-bought bottle for an Italian twist to summer tarts, pies and cocktails.
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How to make it yourself: Limoncello
Mix vodka, sugar and the best-quality lemons you can find to make this winningly simple homemade limoncello. Perfect as an aperitif or for post-supper sipping alongside an Italian-inspired feast. If you want to stock up on shop-bought limoncello, we like this Limoncello de Capri and Pallini Limoncello.
10 ways to use limoncello
Homemade limoncello is livened with gin, soda and thyme in this herby twist on a collins. Fix yourself a glass on a warm summer's day and you're good to go.
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Limoncello offers a boozy kick with zingy lemon in this smart Italian dessert. This recipe serves up to eight, perfect for a dinner party. For more Italian puds check out our best Italian dessert recipes.
The combination of perfectly crisp, golden brown pastry and smooth, sharp-yet-sweet lemon curd makes the ultimate tart au citron. We've pepped it with boozy limoncello for an Italian twist.
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Our refreshing limoncello spritz is deceptively easy to make – all you'll need is limoncello, sparkling wine, sparkling water and a little fresh thyme.
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Put lemons to great use in this beautiful limoncello-flavoured pie. It's a great way to zest up an afternoon tea, or present to guests at an Italian-inspired dinner. Take a browse through our best lemon desserts for more zesty sweet treats.
Make like the Italians with this dense, rich polenta cake, spiked with a boozy limoncello syrup. Find more variations on a traditional polenta cake here.
Limoncello, lemon ice cream and prosecco meet in this sophisticated yet super easy cocktail-cum-dessert. Make it for a refreshing end to a summer get-together.
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Golden caster sugar, lemons and limoncello liqueur – homemade granita really is that simple. Try this smart dessert for your next dinner party – you can prepare ahead to make entertaining a breeze.
Experiment with limoncello in this speedy syllabub topped with crushed amaretti biscuits. This recipe makes up to six, so it's great for a summer party.
This refreshing aperitif comes bursting with citrus and floral notes, pairing zesty limoncello with a semi-dry white vermouth for a real kick. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and basil leaf and enjoy!
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