Limoncello is a strong, Italian liqueur made with the zest of lemons, sugar and either vodka or grappa. Limoncello has a wonderful, intense lemon flavor and is normally served chilled, either before a meal as an aperitif or after the meal as a digestif.
Although there is no added sugar to this recipe, the Limoncello Martini is deceptively sweet and easy to drink. My Limoncello Martini is 99% vodka, mixed with more vodka, so go easy on these, although quick and easy to make, this is not a beginner’s drink. My original recipe was 2-ounces Vodka with 1-ounce Limoncello, it’s really good, but a 3-ounce shot is a little too much. I like the Martini to stay ice cold, and the 2-ounce version is easier to drink before it loses that iciness.
Here is my Limoncello Martini recipe:
- 1 ½ Ounces Vodka (I like Tito’s Handmade Vodka)
- ¾ Ounce Limoncello
-Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice
-Shake 40-50 times until ice cold
-Serve in a chilled Martini glass
Cin Cin! And try some of my other vodka-based cocktail recipes, listed below.