in ,

15 Most Popular Limoncello Cocktails

I’ve put together a vibrant selection of Limoncello cocktails, perfect for adding a splash of lemony brightness to any event. My go-to is the Limoncello Spritz, ideal for those who love a tangy twist. These recipes highlight Limoncello’s sharp lemon essence, blending it with ingredients like herbs, sparkling wines, and more to offer a range of flavors from energizing to mellow. If you’re into bold, citrusy drinks, this roundup is a must-try for your next social gathering.

This post may include affiliate links; for details, see our disclosure policy

limoncello spritz

Limoncello Spritz

The Limoncello Spritz is a refreshingly light cocktail that's ideal for any occasion, featuring a zesty lemon flavor complemented by effervescent prosecco. The addition of club soda provides the perfect touch of fizz, while a mint garnish offers a cool refreshing end. This cocktail is easy to prepare, consistently popular at gatherings, and a superb pick for leisurely afternoons. Try making this Limoncello Spritz recipe and discover why it's a constant favorite on my menu.
View Recipe
Limoncello Lemon Drop Martini

Limoncello Lemon Drop Martini

The Limoncello Lemon Drop is a favorite among many, and it's easy to see why. This cocktail combines the smoothness of vodka with the lively zest of Limoncello and fresh lemon juice, all balanced by a sweet rim. It delivers a refreshing tartness perfect for a sunny day or to add some zest to the start of your evening. This straightforward yet fantastic drink is great for anyone who likes a citrusy touch in their beverages. Try making this cocktail for yourself.
View Recipe
raspberry limoncello prosecco

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

This delicious and elegant limoncello prosecco recipe makes numerous cocktails for your next cookout or dinner party. Making each cocktail serving starts with a layer of muddled fresh raspberries, followed by equal parts limoncello and prosecco. Raspberries are delicate and slightly sweet. They also add a lovely texture.
View Recipe
pink coco gin limoncello cropped

Limoncello Reviver Cocktail

Another citrusy and sweet twist on the classic gin cocktail, Limoncello Reviver adds the sweet and tart Limoncello to the classic boozy duo of gin, Lillet Blanc. An extra squeeze of lemon juice tampers the sweetness of Lillet Blanc and Limoncello. The piece de resistance is the homemade rose and coconut water ice cube that gives this drink its pastel pink hue.
View Recipe
limoncello martini3

Limoncello Martini

This Limoncello Martini is similar to the Limoncello Lemon Drop, blending vodka, limoncello, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. However, the recipe diverges with the addition of fresh rosemary to the shaker. The release of pungent rosemary oils into the citrus and alcohol gives it a unique herbaceous palate.
View Recipe

Bourbon Limoncello Cocktail

If you’re willing to put in the effort to hunt down all the ingredients, this Bourbon Limoncello Cocktail is a real showstopper for your next summer soiree. It starts with a mix of peach preserves and lemon juice to infuse bourbon and limoncello with sweet fruit flavors. This cocktail gives you free rein to choose your favorite herbs to add more complexity to the flavor palate.
View Recipe
Limoncello Sunrise Image2B1

Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail

A sweeter and less alcoholic twist on the classic Tequila Sunrise, this Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail still delivers a stunning multi-colored presentation. Instead of tequila, Limoncello is the designated alcohol that also adds a yellow layer to the red and orange from grenadine and orange juice, respectively.
View Recipe
Limoncello Cocktail 006

Limoncello Mojito

Bringing the Caribbean and Mediterranean summers together in one delicious cocktail, the Limoncello Mojito will be the new favorite summertime drink for cookouts and cocktail hours. It adds a hefty serving of limoncello to the classic rum mojito. You get even more citrus and sweetness to compliment the rich, alcohol-forward rum.
View Recipe
limoncello margarita tasty pins

Limoncello Margarita (a Limoncello Cocktail)

Limes are to Mexico what lemons are to the Mediterranean, so this cocktail is a wholly Italian take on the famous Mexican cocktail. Instead of limes and orange liqueur, this Limoncello Margarita uses limoncello and lemon juice to blend with tequila and simple syrup. It’s slightly tarter than the traditional Margarita. It would pair wonderfully with Mediterranean fish dishes.
View Recipe
IMG 2790 scaled 1

Limoncello Moscow Mule

The Limoncello Moscow Mule is a refreshing cocktail that blends the classic Moscow Mule with sweet and tangy limoncello. The ingredients include vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, and limoncello. The cocktail has a vibrant yellow color with a sweet lemon aroma, and a burst of zesty lemon taste followed by the subtle heat of ginger beer. It's a must-try for cocktail lovers, impressing guests with its unique flavors and eye-catching presentation.
View Recipe
Limoncello Champagne Cocktail

Limoncello Champagne Cocktail

Champagne is more of an afterthought in this boozy and lemony cocktail that combines limoncello, lemon juice, and your choice of gin or vodka. Champagne is a topper that adds bubbles and a nice dry finish. Gin is a good choice for this cocktail if you want a more complex flavor palate.
View Recipe
limoncello cocktail final 3 740x1110 inside the rustic kitchen

Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail

The sparkling Limoncello cocktail is another simple sparkling cocktail that’s easy to make and a great option for large parties. It consists of limoncello, prosecco, and lemon-lime soda. It’s super bubbly, very sweet, and thirst-quenching. It also has a lower abv than your average cocktail, so you can enjoy an extra glass guilt-free.
View Recipe
cranberry limoncello cosmo 1

Cranberry Limoncello Cosmo

This Cranberry Limoncello Cosmo is the ultimate lady’s night drink. It combines the classic cosmo with the lemon drop martini by adding limoncello to the classic vodka cranberry cosmopolitan recipe. The limoncello adds more alcohol, sweetness, and tartness, not to mention a bright pink hue.
View Recipe

Basil Limoncello Spritz

This easy, herbaceous spritz blends limoncello and prosecco in a two-to-three ratio with muddled basil. Soda water balances the sweet, sour, and herby flavors while also adding extra carbonation. This spritz is a classy cocktail to serve at a dinner party to accompany a Mediterranean mezze.
View Recipe
Limoncello Whiskey Sour

Limoncello Whiskey Sour Cocktail

Citrus and whiskey are a classic pairing, and this Limoncello Whiskey Sour is proof! You don’t even have to add simple syrup, as limoncello provides just the right amount of sweetness to the mix. Soda water gives it a refreshing fizz. This cocktail is the perfect trifecta of sweet, tart, and smoky.
View Recipe
A bright and refreshing Mediterranean scene featuring a Limoncello Cocktail. The cocktail is elegantly served in a tall, slender glass, filled with a vibrant, sunny yellow Limoncello mixed drink, embodying the essence of the Italian coast. It's garnished with a twist of lemon peel and a sprig of fresh mint, adding a burst of color and freshness. The glass is set on a table with a view of the Mediterranean Sea, complete with a blue and white striped tablecloth, evoking a breezy, seaside atmosphere. In the background, there's a picturesque view of a coastal village with colorful buildings, lush lemon trees, and a clear blue sky, capturing the spirit of an Italian summer.

15 Limoncello Cocktail Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: limoncello cocktails
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Explore refreshing Limoncello cocktail recipes to brighten your gatherings. Perfect for citrus lovers. Try them now.


  • Pick your favorite recipe
  • Gather all the needed ingredients
  • Prep a limoncello cocktail in less than 5 minutes
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let us know how it was!
15 Most Popular Limoncello Cocktails
Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.
5 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)

Leave a Reply


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Follow them on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, Google Guide and MuckRack.

An Añejo Tequila Cocktail, served in an elegant old-fashioned glass on a rustic wooden bar counter. The cocktail has a deep amber color, showcasing the aged quality of the Añejo tequila. It's garnished with a twist of orange peel and a single large ice cube, emphasizing its refined and sophisticated character. The background features a dimly lit bar setting with vintage decorations, creating an ambiance of classic charm. Soft lighting highlights the cocktail and the array of premium liquor bottles on the shelves behind.

Top 16 Anejo Tequila Cocktails to Try

Jell-O & Cream Shots

Top 12 Summer Jello Shots to Try