Time: 5 minutes, plus overnight to freeze (optional). Toast the day with Italian refreshers made with limoncello—a liqueur of lemons and sugar macerated in vodka. For a non-alcoholic version, just use lemon syrup.

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Credit: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Rori Trovato

Recipe Summary

Serves 1


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Fill a highball glass or plastic cup with ice. Pour limoncello or lemon syrup over ice, then stir in club soda. Add a squeeze of lemon juice. Adjust flavors to your liking with more limoncello, syrup, club soda, or fresh lemon.

  • *Brands of limoncello and lemon syrup vary in sweetness. We tested the recipe with two Western brands: Ventura Limoncello Company's excellent Originale (venturalimoncello.com) and Meyer Lemon Infused Simple Syrup from Sonoma Syrup Co. (sonomasyrup.com).

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

83 calories; carbohydrates 9g; sodium 25mg.