Transport yourself to Mediterranean bliss with the Limoncello Gin Cocktail – a refreshing libation that seamlessly blends the zesty allure of limoncello with the botanical elegance of gin.

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Looking for the perfect citrusy cocktail?

This limoncello cocktail is like the perfect balance between a limoncello spritz and a smoked gin cocktail, aka your one-way ticket to warmer weather (even if it’s snowing outside). 

This limoncello gin cocktail is like a fun twist on a limoncello gin martini with limoncello liqueur, gin, and homemade pine syrup. It’s a great way to unwind on a warm evening. 

What Is Limoncello?

Limoncello, a popular Italian lemon-flavored liqueur, has a rich history rooted in the sunny regions of Southern Italy. It is believed to have originated in the early 20th century, particularly in the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula. The traditional recipe involves steeping lemon zest in a high-proof alcohol, creating a vibrant and citrusy liqueur. Over the years, limoncello has become an iconic Italian digestif, enjoyed for its refreshing taste and the sense of la dolce vita it brings to any occasion, like an aperol spritz. Its popularity has expanded globally, making it a symbol of Italian craftsmanship and a delightful addition to many cocktails and desserts.

Evergreen Cocktail Recipe | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • REFRESHING – This tasty mix brings together the citrusy punch of Limoncello with the botanical hints of gin, creating a fantastic combo for those who enjoy a light and lively beverage.
  • QUICK TO MAKE – It only takes a few minutes to whip up this tangy, herbal cocktail.
  • SIMPLE – You only need a few simple ingredients.

What You Need to Make a Limoncello Gin Cocktail

For the Pine Simple Syrup

  • Fresh pine branches – provide a subtle earthy balance to the cocktail.
  • Water
  • Sugar

For the Cocktail

  • Ice
  • GinUse your favorite gin.
  • Pine Simple Syrupwe’re making this from scratch.
  • Limoncellouse your favorite brand. 
  • Pine sprigs for garnish
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How to Make a Limoncello Gin Cocktail

For the Pine Syrup

  • In a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, add the sugar and water. Stir until the sugar dissolves. 
  • Remove from heat and add the pine sprigs. 
  • Let the mixture infuse for 20 minutes. Remove the pine sprigs and store them in a glass jar until ready to use for up to 4 days.

For the Cocktail

  • Add ice to highball glasses.
  • Shake the gin and pine simple syrup in a cocktail shaker over ice.
  • Strain into a glass.
  • Carefully pour the Limoncello on top of each. It will sit as its own layer until stirred.
  • Serve with a simple pine sprig or rosemary for garnish.
  • Toast and enjoy.

Expert Recipe Tips


  • Not a fan of pine? Use regular sugar syrup instead. 
  • Want a dash of fizz? Add a splash of club soda or tonic water.

How to serve this cocktail

Serve as a happy hour cocktail before your meal.

Whether you’re basking in the summer sun or cozying up indoors, the Limoncello Gin Cocktail promises a delightful sip of Italian-inspired refreshment that effortlessly captures the essence of citrus and botanicals in every glass. If you try this recipe, please rate the recipe card and leave a comment down below to help out the next reader! 

Evergreen Cocktail Recipe | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi

Limoncello Gin Cocktail

4.91 from 44 votes
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American
Author: Kita Roberts
52 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients

For the Pine Simple Syrup

  • 2 sprigs fresh pine breaches – snipped about 5 o 6″ long
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

For the Cocktail

  • Ice
  • 2.5 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Pine Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Limoncello
  • Pine sprigs for garnish

Instructions

For the Pine Syrup

  • In a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat, add the sugar and water. Stir until the sugar dissolves. 
  • Remove from heat and add the pine sprigs. 
  • Let the mixture infuse for 20 minutes. Remove the pine sprigs and store in a glass jar until ready to use for up to 4 days.

For the Cocktail

  • Add ice to highball glasses.
  • Shake the gin and pine simple syrup in a cocktail shaker over ice.
  • Strain into a glass.
  • Carefully pour the Limoncello on top of each. It will sit as it’s own layer until stirred.
  • Serve with a simple pine sprig or rosemary for garnish.
  • Toast and enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Sodium: 29mg | Sugar: 31g

Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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Recipe FAQs

Limoncello is an Italian lemon-flavored liqueur known for its bright yellow color and refreshing taste. It’s made from lemon zest, alcohol, water, and sugar, resulting in a sweet and tangy flavor profile.

Making Limoncello at home is possible, but it requires some patience as it involves steeping lemon zest in alcohol. If you prefer convenience, many excellent commercially produced Limoncello brands are available.

Vodka is a great substitute. Keep in mind that gin has a piney flavor while vodka is more neutral. 

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