Roman Lemonade: A Limoncello and Vodka Cocktail Recipe

I've only been to Rome once, and it was during the winter. But if I ever visited in the summer...boy howdy...this would be the first thing I'd drink. 

People love drinks where fluids of two different colors lazily mix in the glass, and that reminds me of Italy. There seemed to be a lot of people just sitting on benches and enjoying life. 

In the US, I think a lot of people would stir this drink. Don't do that! It IS the most efficient way to evenly mix the drink, but you're missing all the art as that red liquid slowly unfolds--creating a show that has never been seen before and will never be seen again in exactly the same way. 

Limoncello Pink Lemonade
Limoncello Pink Lemonade

It also creates a drink that has never been seen before. Don't believe me? Google it. This is an original baby.

Roman Lemonade
Prep Time
10 mins
Servings: 1
  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Lemonade
  • .75 oz Limoncello
  • .75 oz Raspberry liqueur such as Chambord
  • .5 oz Rhubarb simple syrup (or grenadine) Rhubarb simple syrup (below)
  1. Combine vodka, lemonade and limoncello in a cocktail shaker with ice

  2. Fill a tall glass with ice, strain lemonade mixture into glass

  3. Combine raspberry liqueur and simple syrup in a glass, pour into cocktail. Serve

Rhubarb Simple Syrup
  • 5-7 Stalks Rhubarb Washed and trimmed into 4" pieces
  • 8 oz Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over moderate heat

  2. Bring to boil, then reduce to a low simmer

  3. Cover and simmer ~1 hour, stirring occasionally, until syrup is bright pink and coats the back of a spoon

  4. Strain, discard rhubarb stalks, and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks

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