Giada's Limoncello Mint Spritzers

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READY IN: 5mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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

  • Coarsely crush the ice cubes, then fill 4 tall skinny drink glasses halfway full with the ice.
  • 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").
  • Add 1/2 cup limoncello to each glass, and stir.
  • Add 1/4 cup of club soda to the top of each drink, and serve.
  • 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.
  • 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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