Lemoncello Cocktail

“Welcome Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near.

Christmas Day is in our grasp, so long as we have hands to clasp.

Christmas day will always be just as long as we have we.

Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart and hand in hand.

Dr. Seuss, The Grinch

I wish each of you a truly joyous holiday and  thank you for joining me here at A Communal Table!

So, cheers to all… and to all a Good NIght!

Lemoncello Cocktail
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Adapted from Cooking Light
Serves: 8 Servings
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 - 3 drops yellow food coloring
  • 8 - 3 x ½ inch lemon rind strips
  • ½ cup Lemoncello liqueur
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle of dry sparkling wine, chilled
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and food coloring.Stir with a spoon until the sugar is even colored. Pour into a shallow dish.
  2. To make lemon rind spirals, remove pith from the lemon rind. Using a skewer, wind the lemon rind tightly around the skewer and slide off. Set aside.
  3. Rub the rim of each glass with a cut lemon. Roll rims in the colored sugar and set aside.
  4. Just before serving, pour 1 Tbsp. of lemoncello into each of 8 glasses. Add 1 tsp. of fresh lemon juice. Fill glass with sparking wine and garnish with a lemon spiral.
  5. Cheers!
Notes
For this cocktail you don't need to use an expensive sparkling wine, just make sure that it is on the dry side!! This is very refreshing and goes beautifully with any appetizer, especially seafood based ones!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: approximately 4 oz.

Comments

  1. says

    Love Limoncello, made a great curd with it once. Your cocktail is beautiful – love the lemon rind strips on the glasses.! A refreshing, citrus buzz :)

  2. says

    Wowza! That is one very attractive cocktail, Nancy. I would love bring in the new year with one of those and toast to you! You are a terrific lady, Nancy, and I hope for only wonderful and positive goodness in the new year! xx

  3. says

    Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back
    frequently!

  4. says

    Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects?
    Thank you!

Leave a Reply

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

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe: