This sunny, refreshing and easy Lemoncello Cocktail with Prosecco is a truly lovely way to celebrate the holidays!
Lemoncello (or the Italian Limoncello) is an Italian flavored liqueur that is produced in Southern Italy - although it is enjoyed throughout the whole country as an after dinner drink. If you've been to Rome, chances are good that this is the drink you were served after dinner. Once only available in liquor stores (or from someone who made their own!) it's now widely available here in the U.S. !!
And if Lemoncello isn't something that you currently have in your pantry - you should seriously consider adding a bottle - this Lemoncello Cocktail with Prosecco is reason enough but lemoncello has many other uses! It's fabulous drizzled over fresh berries, vanilla ice cream or added to baked goods like This Sponge Cake with Lemoncello Cream and Strawberries or this Lemoncello Yogurt Cake.
So, at this festive time of year, let me close with a quote from one of my favorite Christmas movies!!
"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!
- 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 Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine
- 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.
- 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.
- Rub the rim of each glass with a cut lemon. Roll rims in the colored sugar and set aside.
- 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.
Lucy Lean says
Love to you and your family this Christmas - and thanks for the toast! Cheers!
love this post! beautiful and I love the Dr. Seuss holiday wishes! 🙂
I have never had one of these cocktails but this looks like the perfect place to start! Happy Holidays to you and your family Nancy! xo
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 🙂
Barbara | Creative Culinary says
Lovely Limoncello...I'm hoping to get a batch of Meyer Lemons from some friends soon...and make my own and then next? This cocktail!
I think there may be Limoncello in the gift baskets for 2012 Barb!!
the urban baker 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
Happy New Year to you too Susan - and back at you!! We definitely have to get together soon and toast 2012!!!
Very festive. Merry Cristmas to you. GREG
Priscilla - She's Cookin' says
Cheers to you and The Grinch! I'm tempted to make some homemade lemoncello with the meyer lemons my neighbor gifted me. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
I love those glasses! Where did you get them? I got a similar set for Christmas, but they were a little smaller than I expected.
Sorry I didn't respond sooner - got caught up in all the end of year festivities!! I got the glasses at one of my favorite stores - Crate and Barrel - here's a link to the glass!
Hope you can find them!!
aida mollenkamp says
I too love using Limoncello in bubbly cocktails: http://bit.ly/tFQq0M! This one looks so refreshing.
Magic of Spice says
I'll take 2 or 3 maybe 🙂
it sounds so great!
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