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.
Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Rori Trovato
About 2 tbsp. limoncello*, frozen (optional), or lemon syrup
About 1/2 cup club soda
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.
Amount Per Serving
Calories83Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.