Beyond the basic spirits- vodka, gin, rum, tequila and whiskey- there are a few liqueurs that should definitely be on your bar, and Limoncello is one of them. This lemony liquer is perhaps the most popular of the fruity liqueurs and it’s even very easy to make your own. In order to do it yourself you need 10 days to two weeks for your lemony liqueur to be sip-ready. So for today, I suggest picking up a bottle at the store instead.
This simple two-ingredient cocktail is perfect for a last minute happy hour. This pour is inspired by the Italian treat Sgroppino, which is made with lemon sorbet, vodka and the Italian sparkling wine Prosecco. This drink uses Limoncello in place of the lemon sorbet and vodka, for a light and refreshing toast for TODAY’s happy hour.
Pour the Limoncello into a chilled martini or coupe glass. Float (slowly pour) the Prosecco on top.
Originally printed in The Cocktail Club, A Year of Recipes and Tips for Spirited Tasting Parties, Abrams 2014