Photo: Sang An; Styling: Pam Morris
8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

A sugared rim is a pretty touch—rub a cut lemon wedge on the rim of the glass, and roll in sugar. You don't need to purchase expensive Champagne for this cocktail; just be sure to use brut, the driest Champagne, or a dry cava or prosecco.

How to Make It

Roll up each strip of lemon rind; place 1 into each of 8 Champagne flutes. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur and 1/2 teaspoon juice to each glass. Divide Champagne evenly among glasses. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

EllenFL's Review

April 25, 2011
Idk, the presentation was nice but noone wanted seconds. I was wanting something light and sparkly for Easter brunch.

SarahLuvsPups's Review

April 25, 2011
I made these for Easter dinner. It was a huge hit! So easy and tastes fabulous!

sonora's Review

January 02, 2013
We all enjoyed, but thought that the limoncello taste was a little overwhelming, even with only the one tablespoon per drink listed in the recipe. Didn't sugar coat the rim, though, and that could have added a hint more sweetness to counteract the rather bitter limoncello. These are refreshing and a nice change from the more usual mimosas, so we will definitely be making them again.

skspillman's Review

April 12, 2010
I made these this weekend and they are delicious. I had to use bottled lemon juice and they were still good. The sugared rim is definitely a nice touch. I will make these again.

haalandam's Review

April 13, 2010
These were great drinks to have with Easter Brunch. I spent the whole morning refilling every ones glasses. We'll definetly make these over and over

VoyagerSapphire's Review

April 26, 2010
This was supposed to be our pre-dinner drink, but it was still being enjoyed throughout the evening. I used Schloss Biebrich Sekt from Trader Joe's for the champagne. The lemon flavors gave it a pleasant light bitterness. My friend accidently increased the limoncello to 1 ounce instead of 1 Tbsp, no one complained! We are all adding this recipe to our personal cookbooks. If you want to maintain a neat sugar plate, wash/dry your glass or use a new one because the (tiny bit of) leftover beverage will get into your sugar and you'll have a mess and need to get dry sugar.

csharvey's Review

April 05, 2010
I followed the directions, but these did not turn out well and most of the guests did not like them. I was hoping for a light and sparkling drink, but it was too dry and had a heavy alcohol feel (like whiskey). I think we will stick to Limoncello on the rocks!

AltheaVet's Review

December 31, 2013
I did this a little differently. I used Orangecello. I put 1 square of orange rind in the bottom of the glass, crushed the juice out of one section of orange, added 1 Tbl of orangecello, a couple of ice cubes and filled up the glass w/champagne. It was fantastic! All my guests loved the drink. It was fizzy, refreshing, and not too strong. Excellent!

lilyfaebride's Review

April 04, 2010
These drink are lovely and spring like and perfect for a bridal shower or Easter. Easy to make and very tasty.

Not a fan

April 07, 2015
Not a fan of this drink, it just doesn't taste very good. I love citrus and limoncello as much as the next guy, but I don't think this quite works.