Limoncello Cocktail

Summer parties are in full swing, and I’ve found that refreshing cocktails are an essential element to pulling off a great soiree.  My days of boxed wine have finally passed, and I’ve recently even started planning cocktails to match the mood of an evening (gasp).  This fun limoncello cocktail is perfect for either a pre-meal aperitif or a refreshing (but sweet) after-dinner drink!ingredients

You need:

  • 1 bottle of prosecco/champagne/cava
  • limoncello (mine was home-made by one of my lovely aunts but most liquor stores carry it)
  • champagne flutes
  • 2 lemons
  • small bowl of sugar for the rim of your glasses

Directions:

FYI you’ll need clean hands for this

  1. Slice up 1 lemon in thin slices, then nick each slice and peel the rind away.  Twist the thin rind slice up in a spiral and squeeze, the result is a nice little lemon garnish! (your guests might appreciate it if you quickly rinse your garnishes once they’re done)lemon twist

  2. Cut a slice from the second lemon, and lightly run it over the rim of each glass.  Dip the flute gently in the sugar.

  3. Pour about ¾ shot of limoncello into each flute. (And if you’re feeling adventurous toss some mint in as well)

  4. Fill the flute ⅔ to ¾ full with prosecco.

  5. Garnish with your lemon rind. garnished glasses

  6. Enjoy!glasses

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