Simple, sophisticated, and full of zest! This scrumptious, schnappy take on an old Italian favourite is bursting with lemon and just loves to be paired with something cold and carbonated.
Steeped in the history of Southern Italy, each family would perfect their own unique limoncello recipe to serve up to esteemed guests as a digestif.
Wildbrumby’s own recipe was inspired by a trip to Naples, with perfectly sweet citrus notes from the zest of locally-sourced lemons.
If you’re already a fan of our limoncello, you might be familiar with our two favourite ways to serve this warm weather treat: on the rocks or as a limoncello & soda.
But with flowers in full bloom and a beach somewhere calling your name – who would want to limit themselves with just ice and soda water?
Our wildbrumby limoncello is the perfect ingredient to bring out your cocktail creativity. And we’re here to show you how to use it.
So here are four zesty drinks to help you celebrate spring and summer in style!
Limoncello Passion Spritz
40mL wildbrumby limoncello
20mL passionfruit pulp
wildbrumby brut (dry sparkling wine)
The Limoncello Passion Spritz is best enjoyed under full sun with good music on full blast! (And, hopefully, with a few friends… even if it’s just over zoom).
You can build this cocktail straight into your glass – no bar shakers and no clean-up afterward. First, add our wildbrumby limoncello and the passionfruit pulp to a large wine glass. Top with 90mL of wildbrumby brut and a splash of soda water.
Lastly, fill your glass to the brim with ice. Want to keep your spritz flavourful till that last, golden drop? Then this is the most important step. Adding ice last ensures your spritz is evenly mixed and prevents it from diluting before it’s even served.
Garnish your drink with a lemon wedge and a colourful paper straw for good measure!
60mL wildbrumby limoncello
30mL wildbrumby kosciuszko vodka
30mL fresh lemon juice
30mL aquafaba (chickpea juice)
The limoncello meringue is a sophisticated cocktail that is just bursting with lemony zest.
Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake without ice for 15-20 seconds, then add ice and shake until the outside of your shaker is frosted.
Double strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
Limoncello Iced Tea
60mL wildbrumby limoncello
chilled chamomile tea
Lemon and chamomile tea can be comforting on a cold winter night. But have you tried it iced and boozy on a warm sunny day? Well, forget home made lemonade. This is going to be your go-to!
To make 2 servings of this liquid sunshine, you’ll need to prepare 250mL of chamomile tea. Once brewed, allow your tea to reach room temperature and then chill in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
All chilled? Now you’re ready to build this cocktail straight into a glass.
Fill a highball glass with ice and place two lemon wheels down the inside of your glass to garnish. Add our wildbrumby limoncello and top with chilled chamomile tea. Serve with a paper straw.
If you’re after a little extra sweetness, add a drop of honey.
Rubus, Limoncello & Tonic
20mL wildbrumby limoncello
30mL wildbrumby rubus patch gin
Now what would a limoncello inspired cocktail list be without a riff on the classic Gin & Tonic?
Our wildbrumby rubus patch gin is made using organic raspberries picked straight from our distillery gardens. Pink, pretty and a little bit tart – it makes a brilliant G&T combo with our wildbrumby limoncello. And it looks delectable too!
Firstly, pack a wide, stemless glass to the brim with lemon wheels, whole raspberries and ice. Pour our rubus patch gin and wildbrumby limoncello into your glass and top with tonic water. We suggest fever tree’s refreshingly light tonic water.
Serve your Rubus, Limoncello & Tonic with a vibrant paper straw and an extravagant cheese platter.
Lavender Limoncello Sour
30mL wildbrumby limoncello
30mL wildbrumby classic gin
20mL lavender simple syrup
20mL lemon juice
Springtime is all about florals and vibrant flavours. Remember those lemon drop lollies you could only get at small country markets on a Sunday morning? Well, we just put together a cocktail with that exact vibe.
To prepare your lavender simple syrup add 1 tablespoon of lavender tea, 1/3 cup of sugar and 1/3 cup of water to a small pot. Place on a low heat and stir till most of the sugar has dissolved. Once dissolved, set the pot aside to cool. Strain your sugar syrup into an airtight container. Your lavender simple syrup will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks – But let’s be honest, it’ll be gone quicker than that!
To make your Lavender Limoncello Sour, add all your ingredients to a bar shaker with ice and shake thoroughly. You’ll know it’s ready when you see frost forming on the outside of the shaker. Strain your cocktail into a tumbler glass over a large ice cube. Garnish with half a lemon wheel and dry petals of lavender tea.
Lemon loves lavender! But if you don’t have lavender tea handy – try this cocktail with plain simple syrup. Trust us, you’ll love it just as much.
You can purchase limoncello from our online shop here.