Limoncello is a luscious liqueur that can capture anyone's attention. It's a beautiful mix of sweet and tart flavors used to create many utterly delicious cocktails.
You don't even need a recipe that calls for limoncello specifically. The liqueur is useful as an alternative to lemon simple syrup or in cocktails that call for lemon juice and syrup separately.
While you might be inclined to group all limoncello cocktails with super sweet dessert drinks, that's not always the case. It's a surprisingly versatile ingredient that's found in sweet whiskey teas, vodka martinis, and even a twisted tequila punch. With these recipes, you'll never have to wonder what to do with a bottle of limoncello again.
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The bright taste of limoncello is ideal for softly flavored spring cocktails. The fruity, floral freshness of the sparkling shamrock is a fine place to use it. The pear vodka, elderflower liqueur, and cucumber lemonade cocktail can be simplified by pouring 1 ounce of limoncello instead of the lemon juice and simple syrup.
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The lemon cake recipe is one of those dessert cocktails that limoncello is famous for and it's incredibly simple. If you have a bottle of RumChata and one of limoncello, that's all you need. Combine the two and you're ready to enjoy a creamy delight that's sure to satiate your sweet tooth.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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An intriguing bourbon cocktail, this one is for the truly dedicated lemon lover. The good luck charm puts a very flavorful whiskey against both limoncello and lemon sour (a lemon-only version of sour mix). That sweet-tart bourbon background is then accented with fresh spearmint which is intentionally left in the cocktail to bring you good fortune.
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When you're ready for an adventure in flavor, the Tuscan pear is a great choice. This cocktail recipe begins with pear vodka, limoncello, and orange juice before adding a fantastic ginger snap. It's served in a sugar-rimmed glass over crushed ice and garnished with mint and pear for a presentation as impressive as the drink.
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Somrus is an Indian cream liqueur with a hint of nutty flavor that creates some tasty cocktails, including the Somrus fizz. The recipe mixes it with gin and egg white for a cocktail similar to the classic New Orleans fizz. Taking it a step further, limoncello and orange blossom and rose waters are added before blending it all up into a unique smoothie.
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The devil's punch brings limoncello into the world of tequila. It's similar to the margarita, using the lemon liqueur to add a tantalizing twist to the tequila, orange liqueur, and sour mix. The recipe makes a single cocktail, but this is one you won't want to keep for yourself. Increasing it to a party-worthy punch is easy.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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The lavender lemon drop is a perfect example of where you can use limoncello as a substitute. The floral vodka martini typically uses lemon juice and simple syrup individually, but you can simply pour 1 1/4 ounces of limoncello instead. You can even skip the lemon vodka and stick with a pour of your favorite unflavored vodka.
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