Perfect Lemon Spritz Recipe with Limoncello

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This lemon spritz cocktail is the perfect summer refreshment! It has five simple ingredients and takes less than five minutes to make. The drink has a bright and zesty lemon flavor with just the right sweetness from the limoncello and simple syrup.

Looking for more lemon cocktails? Check out lemon drop shots and Bee’s Knees!

Lemon Spritz Recipe with limoncello, Prosecco and fresh lemon juice.

This is a great cocktail to add to a spritz bar, too! I created it to pair with my lemon-themed gathering, and everyone loved it!

Lemon juice adds a bit of acidity, while the Prosecco contributes a light and bubbly effervescence. Finally, soda water or ginger beer gives it an extra refreshing finish. 

Now, I pretend to sit in the Amalfi Coast white as I sip this limoncello spritz cocktail. It’s a glass of sunshine, and I love making this beautiful drink for summer gatherings.

Why You’ll Love This Drink

1. It’s light and refreshing and perfect for summertime sipping. 

2. Its lemon flavor adds a zesty, and this drink has a perfect balance.

3. It’s simple and quick to make, with only a few ingredients needed.

How to Make a Lemon Spritz 

We’ll cover everything you need to know to make this cocktail. If you prefer to head to the recipe card, you’ll find the printable recipe at the bottom of this post. 


Ingredient Notes 

This recipe is made with simple ingredients found at local liquor stores and grocery stores. 

Fresh Lemon Juice – Freshly squeezed lemon juice is best.

Limoncello – Lemon liqueur adds a hint of sweetness. You can also make homemade limoncello and store it in the freezer. 

Prosecco – A sparkling white wine lends light bubbles and flavor. Any bottle of Prosecco or white sparkling wine will work for this recipe. 

Simple Syrup – To sweeten the lemon spritz without adding too much sugar.

Club Soda or Ginger Beer – You can use soda water for a less sweet cocktail. You could also use tonic water if you prefer that.

Tip – If you prefer the flavor of ginger and a little more sweetness, add ginger beer. Both are delicious! You can also use flavored sparkling water such as lemon or elderflower. 

Easy lemon Spritz recipe with a dehydrated lemon.

Cocktail Garnishes 

We garnished this drink with a dehydrated lemon slice. You can make these by following our guide for dehydrated orange slices.

  • Herbs – Thyme sprigs, rosemary sprigs, or a little oregano all look beautiful in a spritz. 
  • Lemon Wheel or Lemon Peel – Fresh lemon slices look pretty inside the cup. 

Make a Pitcher of Cocktails

If you want to make lemon spritz for a large gathering, it’s easy to make into a pitcher drink.

Multiply the ingredients by your needed servings and add them to a pitcher. Stir, garnish with lemon slices, and enjoy.

Lemon cocktail with Prosecco and limoncello on a table with fresh lemons.

Serving Recommendations

This lemon spritz cocktail is light and refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day. It’s also great for brunch or gatherings with friends, as it’s a crowd-pleaser. 

This lemon spritz pairs excellent with light appetizers like our cheese or fruit platter. We also love to serve it with these party appetizers as well:

If you want something sweet to serve this with, try our Lemon Cupcakes or Lemon Shortbread Cookies.​

Eden Passante holding a lemon spritz cocktail.

More Spritz Cocktails You’ll Love 

If you love this refreshing cocktail, try these!

Check out all of my lemon recipes and my favorite lemon mocktial that uses the entire lemon!

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Easy lemon Spritz with a dehydrated lemon.

Lemon Spritz Recipe

An easy, refreshing cocktail recipe with lemon, Prosecco and limoncello.
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 ounce limoncello
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces Prosecco
  • 1 ounce club soda, or ginger beer.


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add lemon juice, limoncello, and simple syrup.
  • Shake for 20 seconds.
  • Strain into a coupe or a wine glass.
  • Pour the Prosecco over the top.
  • Add a splash of club soda or you can use ginger beer.


If serving this drink in a coupe, shake it for 30 seconds to make it extra cold. 
Use chilled ingredients for a perfectly chilled limoncello spritz. You can even make Prosecco ice cubes by pouring the bubbly into an ice cube tray and freezing it overnight.
Keep your drink fizzy by storing leftover open bottles in the fridge with a metal spoon inside (handle side down). This will help preserve the bubbles for your next serving.
Make a pitcher of limoncello spritz and pour it into individual glasses once all the ingredients are combined. This method also allows for easier refills during gatherings or parties.
If serving it in a wine glass, serve it over ice to keep it cool.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.03g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is limoncello spritz made of?

A Limoncello spritz is typically made with limoncello, Prosecco, soda water, and fresh lemon juice. Some variations may also include mint leaves or other ingredients for added flavor.

What alcohol is in a spritz?

The alcohol in a spritz cocktail typically comes from wine, such as Prosecco or Champagne. Some recipes may also call for a small amount of liqueur, such as Aperol or Campari, which can add a bitter or herbal note to the drink. Spritzes are light and refreshing cocktails perfect for warm weather or as an aperitif.

What’s limoncello?

Limoncello is an Italian liqueur made from lemon zest, alcohol, water, and sugar. It has a bright and fresh lemon flavor and is often served as a digestif or used in cocktails like the limoncello spritz. It can also be enjoyed over ice as a refreshing after-dinner drink.

Lemon Spritz Recipe with fresh lemon juice.

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