How to Make a Limoncello Spritzer – A Taste of Positano

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Limoncello Spritzer

One of my favorite discoveries of the liquid kind, on our trip to Italy, was the Limoncello spritzer.  Scott and I typically store a bottle of the velvety-sweet lemon liquor, Limoncello, in the freezer for the occasional after dinner ‘digestivo’. In Positano in July, we were introduced to a lighter, more fizzy version of this bold citrus taste. It also happens to be the easiest cocktail recipe I’ve ever made.

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Lemons, steeped in history, are a staple of life in Amalfi Coast and are used to brighten the flavors of many flavor-filled dishes and luscious cocktails. You will see quaint storefronts selling all things lemon-flavored from soaps, fragrances, skin care, candles, remedies to sweets, liqueurs and just about anything you can dream up for a lemon.

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This is my simple recipe for the limoncello spritzer, as shared by a handsome waiter, in Positano.

Limoncello Spritzer Recipe

Limoncello

Seltzer Water

Lemon Slices

Ice

Frosted Glasses

Place equal parts limoncello and seltzer water in a shaker (or pitcher). Add ice and shake/stir to blend the flavors. Pour into a frosted glass and garnish with a lemon slice. Enjoy this taste of Positano in a glass!

*Seltzer may be replaced with prosecco for an extra bit of sweetness and fizz.

 

Read this to learn more about the amazing lemons of the Amalfi Coast. Long live the lemon!!

For more on our travels to Italy.

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Heather Lindstrom

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This looks delicious! I love Limoncello but frequently find it too heavy. This is the perfect solution! Makes my mouth water just to look at your pictures :)
Happy Weekend my friend.
Xoxo

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Hello Heather! WOW, it must be SO FUN to be retired now! And I would imagine that it is a surreal feeling! What a great way to live, YOGA, friendships, special treatment! It was a fun summer here too. I go back next Friday for a meeting, then the following week I start my planning. Oh dear, I just hope I can keep this de-stressed feeling for the school year!

Thank you so much for coming to visit and reading Vicki’s interview with me. It was such an honor and I just adore her. Stay well, enjoy yourself, and BIG HUGS TO YA! Anita

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SO REFRESHING! Great photos and a great taste to keep summer lingering just a while longer. How ya doing, Heather?

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It’s still all a bit surreal, Anita! I would have been back at work yesterday if I hadn’t retired. I did yoga, had a haircut and dinner with a girlfriend instead…. :):):) Nothing like a refreshing beverage on these warm summer evenings. xx

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