This lemon spritz cocktail is the perfect summer refreshment! Made with 5 simple ingredients, this drink has a mix of tart and sweet flavors. It’s refreshing with a bright lemon flavor and is a simple cocktail to make.
This lemon spritz has a bright and zesty lemon flavor with just the right amount of sweetness from the limoncello and simple syrup.
The lemon juice adds a bit of acidity, while the Prosecco contributes a light and bubbly effervescence. Finally, the soda water or ginger beer gives it an extra refreshing finish.
This is a great cocktail to add to a spritz bar too!
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 that at the bottom of this post.
This recipe is made with simple ingredients that you can find at your local liquor stores and grocery store.
Fresh Lemon Juice – Freshly squeezed lemon juice is best.
Limoncello – A lemon liqueur adds a hint of sweetness. You can also make your own limoncello and store it in the freezer.
Prosecco – A sparkling white wine lends light bubbles and flavor. Any sparkling wine will work.
Simple Syrup – To sweeten the lemon spritz without adding too much sugar.
Club Soda or Ginger Beer – If you want a cocktail that is not as sweet, you can use soda water.
If you prefer the flavor of ginger and a little more sweetness, then you can add ginger beer. Both are delicious! You can also use flavored sparkling water such as lemon or elderflower.
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 – Fresh lemon slices look pretty inside the cup.
Lemon Zest – Fresh zest over the top is always beautiful.
When to Serve this Drink
This lemon spritz cocktail is perfect for a hot summer day, as it’s light and refreshing. It’s also great for brunch or gatherings with friends, as it’s a crowd-pleaser.
- Pool Summer Party
- Dining Alfresco
- Happy Hour
- Garden Party
How to Make this Into a Pitcher Drink
If you want to make lemon spritz for a large gathering, it’s easy to make into a pitcher drink.
Simply multiply the ingredients by the number of servings you need and add it to a pitcher. Stir, garnish with lemon slices, and enjoy!
What to Serve with Lemon Spritz
This lemon spritz pairs great with light appetizers such as our cheese platter 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 The Best Lemon Shortbread Cookies.
More Spritz Cocktails You’ll Love
Aperol Spritz – An Italian cocktail.
Matcha Spritz – A non-alcoholic spritz recipe.
Looking for more lemon cocktails? Check out lemon drop shots and bee’s knees!
Check out all of our lemon recipes too!
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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. In general, spritzes are light and refreshing cocktails that are perfect for warm weather or as an aperitif.
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- 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.