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Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail

March 24, 2018 (Last Updated: February 19, 2019) by Emily

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A sparkling limoncello cocktail that’s perfect for warm sunny days. It’s sharp, juicy, so refreshing and made with only 3 simple ingredients and garnished with mint leaves and freshly cut lemon slices.

Bring on Summer cocktails….

A photo of a limoncello cocktail on a pewter plate garnished with mint leaves and daisies

I’m aware Spring has only just arrived but the warmer weather and sunny blue skies have got me excited for Summer and all the yummy cocktails that come with it like my Prosecco strawberry slushie << omg SO good!

Quite frankly, this sparkling limoncello cocktail can be enjoyed any time of the year, I love it, it’s juicy, refreshing and lip smackingly dee-lish!

The three simple ingredients in this cocktail are Limoncello (who knew!?), lemon soda and PROSECCO! Who doesn’t love prosecco?! Noone.

The lemon soda should be tart, sweet and sparkling. I use Sanpellegrino Sparkling Lemon Soda for best results, if you can find it in your supermarket or order it online it’s well worth it. If not get something similar that’s very tart and lemony.

How To Make Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail – Step By Step

Measure 1 shot of limoncello and pour it into the serving glass. Add 2 shots of lemon soda and top up with prosecco.

Add 1-2 ice cubes and garnish with sprigs of mint and slices of freshly cut lemon.

step by step photos for making a sparkling limoncello cocktail with prosecco

How easy was that? I mean with just 3 simple ingredients you’ll have yourself a delicious, refreshing limoncello cocktail that’s perfect to sip on with nibbles. I’ve listed some delicious little appetizers that would go great with this cocktail below.

Appetizers To Go With Cocktails

A close up of a limoncello cocktail on a pewter plate with mint and flowers
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Sparkling Limoncello Cocktail

A juicy and refreshing sparkling limoncello cocktail made with only 3 simple ingredients. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 167kcal
Author Emily Kemp


  • 1 shot (1.3 fl oz/40ml) Limoncello
  • 2 shots (2.7 fl oz/80ml) sparkling lemon soda , Sanpellegrino if possible
  • 3.3 fl oz (100ml) Prosecco
  • 1-2 ice cubes
  • 1 sprig of mint for garnish (optional)
  • 1-2 slices lemon for garnish (optional)


  • Add 1 shot of limoncello to a serving glass. Top with 2 shots of lemon soda and then top up with prosecco.
  • Add the ice cubes and garnishes, serve.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 85mg | Sugar: 19g | Iron: 0.4mg
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    Sari - Campasimpukka
    May 5, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    What a lovely drink! I tried it today and liked it a lot!5 stars

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    April 5, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    What a bright and sunny looking drink!5 stars

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    Sasha @ Eat Love Eat
    April 5, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Oh these photos are so pretty! And this sounds like a lovely refreshing drink for spring!5 stars

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    March 26, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Love this cocktail, must try one. Very refreshing.5 stars

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    March 25, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    This is such a great thirst quencher! I love the bright flavor of lemon and can just imagine sipping on this lovely drink!5 stars

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    Jessica Robinson
    March 25, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Emily, this looks SO SO refreshing for summer! Bring on summer, flip flops, painted toes, and cocktails on the back patio watching the sunset. Oh we will definitely be trying this yummy drink! (would it be okay to put a splash of fresh strawberry juice into it?!) I pinned for later!5 stars

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      Inside the rustic kitchen
      March 26, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      Aw thank you so much Jessica and bbqs too, woohoo! Ohh fresh strawberry juice would be so delicious, go for it!

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    March 25, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Now I see this I just finished a bottle guess I need to get another one !

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    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    March 25, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    What a refreshing cocktail for spring and summer. Looks ever so tasty.5 stars

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    Veena Azmanov
    March 25, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    mmm this cocktail looks easy and very tasty. Ideal for summer sunny days! I really like! Thanks for the great recipe!5 stars

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    March 25, 2018 at 10:34 am

    This looks so refreshing! Perfect for this beautiful Spring day we are having!5 stars

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