Luscious limoncello is a liqueur that can capture anyone's attention. It's a beautiful mix of sweet and tart that is 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.
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The in and out lemontini is one of the best ways to enjoy limoncello and your favorite vodka at the same time. This recipe simply rinses a cocktail glass with the sweet liqueur, then adds shaken vodka, leaving you with an incredibly quick vodka martini kissed with the bright taste of citrus.
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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). It doesn't stop there. That sweet-tart bourbon background is accented with fresh spearmint which is intentionally left in the cocktail to bring you good fortune.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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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 a nice pear vodka accented with 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. The Somrus fizz makes good use of it, pairing the cream with gin and egg white for a cocktail similar to the classic New Orleans fizz. This recipe takes it a step further, adding limoncello along with orange blossom and rose waters, then blends it up for a fizzy and unique smoothie.
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The devil's punch brings limoncello into the world of tequila. It's actually 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 and increasing it to a party-worthy punch is easy.
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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.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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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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Limoncello can become part of the dessert in this vodka lemon sorbet recipe. All you have to do is use 1 cup of limoncello and make plain simple syrup instead of the lemon-flavored option used in the recipe. The recipe serves five, so it's perfect for an intimate dinner party. It even makes a great palate cleanser.