Limoncello Lemonade: Cocktail Recipe

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Last Updated on January 20, 2023 by Share My Kitchen

Enjoy a refreshing glass of Limoncello Lemonade if you love lemon beverages. For a wonderfully sweet and tart sipper, pair fresh, homemade lemonade with some zesty Italian Limoncello. This is an excellent choice for summer cookouts, weddings, baby showers, or fun!

Where did Limoncello Originate?

Limoncello is a kind of lemon liqueur traditionally made in Southern Italy. In northern Italy, the liqueur is often referred to as limoncino instead. It is the country’s second most popular liqueur and is generally used as a digestivo as a cold beverage after a meal. Additionally, it is a well-liked homemade liqueur, and a variety of recipes for it can be found online and in print.

Limoncello is produced from the rind of lemons and often has a somewhat cloudy look. This is due to minute droplets of essential oil suspended in the drink, which gives the liqueur its cloudy appearance.

Limoncello Lemonade Flavor Profile

People tend to appreciate good edible or drinkable gifts as they get older. So, this could be something you might consider sharing with people in your life. This Limoncello Lemonade might just become a game changer. So even if it may seem strange to use lemon spirit to make a lemon drink, you need to give it a chance.

Limoncello Lemonade Recipe

It is essential to mention that vodka lemonades are an actual alcoholic beverage. However, for this recipe, you won’t be able to taste the sharp alcohol flavor of vodka.

The lemon flavor disappears with this Limoncello Lemonade.

Combining lemonade and limoncello can be a delicious way to enjoy the two flavors. Have fun drinking the sweet summer taste of lemonade, masking the added booze.

Limoncello can be enjoyed on its own with ice. But, this cocktail is a great way to stretch your supply.

This delicious cocktail tastes just like Italy. Every time you drink this limoncello, you will wish you were walking the streets of Positano and Rome. For now, however, you can settle for this drink and enjoy its glory.


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 3/4 cup limoncello
  • ice
  • lemon slices (for garnish)


  1. Mix the sugar and hot water in a medium bowl until the sugar dissolves completely. Then, add the lemon juice and the cold water. Stir in limoncello.
  2. Pour the mixture into a pitcher, and leave in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. Fill glasses with ice, then add lemon slices as garnish.


You can make mocktails without the limoncello and just serve the lemonade. If you want to serve them cocktail-style, add 1 1/2 ounces of limoncello each to those glasses.


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