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Limoncello Manhattan

Bourbon Limoncello Drinks , Mixed Drinks with Limoncello

You never feel more like an old-school Hollywood actor than when you're drinking a Manhattan. I hemmed and hawed about changing the name of this drink, but I decided it's too classic. You need to know what you're getting. 

What you're getting is all the classic balance of the alcohol punch against a bit of sweetness. You're also gaining the lighter and hazier appearance of the limoncello, making for a distinctive twist on the standard Manhattan. 

Because the Manhattan is one of my favorite drinks, I'm picky about the ingredients. I like Bulleit bourbon, though I don't think that matters a great deal. What DOES matter is the sweet vermouth, it has to be Antica Formula--nothing else will do. 

The cherry also matters. It can't be one of those overly al dente, radioactive red maraschinos that you get on top of a sundae. As usual, I recommend going full Italian and only accepting a Luxardo cherry. Add some high-quality limoncello and you get a Manhattan from Little Italy (the name I had to mightily resist giving the drink...)

Limoncello Manhattan
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • 0.5 oz Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Limoncello
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • Lemon Peel (for garnish)
  • 1 Luxardo Cherry
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients (except lemon peel) in a shaker with ice and shake to combine

  2. Serve straight up with lemon peel, garnish with a Luxardo cherry

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Citrus Bomb Margarita

Mixed Drinks with Limoncello , Tequila Limoncello Drinks

With lemon, lime and grapefruit flavors, this citrus-y sensation of a margarita is guaranteed to make you pucker.

The Citrus Bomb Margarita - A Limoncello Cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

It makes a great substitute for breakfast if you're on vacation...or otherwise throwing caution to the wind. 

Citrus Bomb Margarita
Total Time
5 mins
 


Servings: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1.5 oz Limoncello
  • 0.75 oz Lime juice
  • 3 oz Grapefruit juice
  • Salt for garnish
  • Grapefruit slices for garnish
Instructions
  1. Fill a shallow, rimmed dish with salt. Fill another dish with simple syrup. 


  2. Dip the rim of a margarita glass into simple syrup, then dip in the salt.

  3. Shake all ingredients with ice, pour into the prepared glass and serve.

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The Citrus Bomb Margarita - A Limoncello Cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

Chilly Berry Margarita

Mixed Drinks with Limoncello , Tequila Limoncello Drinks

Nothing beats the summer heat like this Chilly Berry Margarita. I once had one in Florida at an early dinner (~3:15pm) and received a brief respite from the sensation that I was being deep fried by the Florida sun. Florida isn't for Scandinavians, just sayin'...

The Chilly Berry Margarita - A Limoncello Cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

Now this recipe makes two drinks, so don't be a stingy lush like me and try to keep them both because they melt. Also, strawberries contain a lot of pesticides so be sure to buy organic if you're feeling ridiculous.

Chilly Berry Margarita
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 oz Tequila
  • 4 oz Limoncello
  • 1 cup Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
  • 2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Orange Juice
  • Sugar, Salt, Lemon Zest, Lemon Slices (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients (except garnishes) in a high-powered blender with 5 or so ice cubes.

  2. Combine sugar, salt and lemon zest in a shallow dish. Dip the rim of a margarita glass into simple syrup, then sugar/salt/zest combination.

  3. Pour blended drink into prepared glass.

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The Chilly Berry Margarita - A Limoncello Cocktail from LimoncelloQuest

The Ariana Grande

Mixed Drinks with Limoncello , Tequila Limoncello Drinks

Behold, the Ariana Grande...so named because you think it's Mexican but really it's 100% Italian. Actually, it's a mix of both but I'm keeping the name 'cuz it's funny.

Since Mexico stole (and bedazzled) the Italian flag, we're going to return the favor by borrowing a few ingredients from south of the border. Normally I love jalapeños and cilantro like the President loves Puerto Rico, but in this drink the flavors just meld together and work.

I love this photo because it appears to be poured down from heaven (just like Ariana). And if you look closely you can see that even the margarita glass is very excited about this drink. 

The Ariana Grande
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 oz Tequila
  • 4 oz Limoncello
  • 1 whole Fresh Jalapeño Pepper
  • 2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 4 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 0.5 cup Fresh Pineapple
  • 1 bunch Fresh Cilantro
  • Smoked Sea Salt, Lime Slices (for garnish)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients (except garnishes) in a high-powered blender with 3-5 ice cubes.

  2. Dip the rim of a margarita glass into simple syrup, then smoked salt.

  3. Pour blended drink into prepared glass.

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