[Recipe] Limoncello Spritz: A refreshing drink

This recipe is part of our new culinary series, The Global Kitchen, which features recipes from all over the world, provided by our own international student reporters.


The completed drink. Photo: Desirée Vignola

Desirée Vignola

Start to finish: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Cuisine: Italian
Difficulty level: Easy
Spice level: None

This is a perfect refreshment for a hot summer afternoon that can be prepared in no time. If you have company, just double the ingredients. You can always add more of any of the ingredients based on your own taste.


  • Ice cubes
  • ¼ cup Limoncello liqueur
  • 1 can sparkling water
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 fresh mint sprig (optional)


Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add the Limoncello liqueur and the sparkling water. The mixture should fill up to half an inch to the top. Add lemon juice and stir lightly. 

Garnish with the fresh mint. Serve cold.