Giada's Limoncello Mint Spritzers

Total Time
5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A nice, refreshing simple drink from "Everyday Italian" with Giada De Laurentiis. Adapted because her version featured a homemade lime-based limoncello.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups limoncello (Italian lemon liqueur)
  • coarsely crushed ice cube
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup club soda
  • muddle stick (or handle of wooden spoon)
  • 1 lime, for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Coarsely crush the ice cubes, then fill 4 tall skinny drink glasses halfway full with the ice.
  2. Add 1/4 cup mint leaves to each glass and, using a muddle stick or the handle of a wooden spoon, crush the mint leaves together with the ice (this is called "muddling").
  3. Add 1/2 cup limoncello to each glass, and stir.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of club soda to the top of each drink, and serve.
  5. Note: on the show, Giada made her own limoncello from limes rather than from lemon, vodka, and simple syrup, with a week or marinating; if you can find a lime-based limoncello in the store, wonderful (we've only made it ourselves at home) - but otherwise you can use conventional limoncello.
  6. Also, you could quarter a lime and put each quarter on the edge of the glasses, so that guests could add a squeeze of lime juice into their spritzer.

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