Limoncello Spritz | An Italian Prosecco Cocktail

Limoncello Spritz is a light and refreshing cocktail with limoncello liqueur, prosecco and sparkling water! This cocktail is perfect for any time of day and any occasion!

Limoncello spritz cocktail in a clear glass with fresh berries

Limoncello Spritz Cocktail

Every year I try to share a signature cocktail during the holiday season. Usually I get creative during Thanksgiving like when I shared these Apple Cider Margaritas and this Slow Cooker Winter Sangria made for a crowd.

This year I’m sharing a light drink that can be enjoyed anytime of year! Sip this spritzer during the summer months, for brunch-time or after a long hectic day.

It takes no time to put these together, which makes it great when entertaining.

A woman holding a glass of limoncello spritz cocktail in a clear stemless glass

Limoncello spritzer with prosecco

Spritz or Veneziano is an Italian wine based cocktail originating in Venice, Italy.  Back in the day (1800’s), this lightened up cocktail was served to those new in town who were not used to the higher alcohol content in Italian wines.

The first time I tried prosecco was when we lived in Germany. Prosecco is basically the Italian sparkling wine version of French champagne.

To be honest, I love prosecco and cava (Spanish sparkling wine) much better than champagne.  Champagne is too carbonated for my taste and makes me immediately burp.  LOL TRUE!

A glass of limoncello spritz cocktail on a tray with limoncello liqueur

Ingredients needed for a Limoncello spritz

Not only is this drink refreshing, but it’s also very easy to put together. First, gather the ingredients:

  • Prosecco, chilled
  • Limoncello Liquor (I have a homemade sugar-free limoncello recipe)
  • Sparkling Water, chilled
  • Ice or frozen fruit

Since this cocktail is lightened up, I don’t often add ice to this drink.  Instead, I make sure the prosecco and sparkling water is super cold.

In addition, I often freeze some fresh fruit to add to the drink, which will help keep the drink cold.

How to make a spritz!

To each glass follow this simple 3:2:1 ratio.

  1. Three parts prosecco
  2. Two parts limoncello
  3. 1 part sparkling water

Easy peasy and fill that glass to any size you want!

A clear glass of limoncello spritz cocktail with frozen berries

The perfect cocktail for low carb and keto diet followers

Now, lightening up cocktails is not a bad idea for anyone, but I found this cocktail particularly perfect for low carb and keto followers.

When your body starts using fat for energy alcohol can hit your system quicker, which inhibits your alcohol tolerance.  

Basically, when I want to be social and still enjoy a drink or two, lightening up the cocktail is the way to go!

Limoncello spritz cocktail in a clear glass with fresh berries

Limoncello Spritz Cocktail

Light and refreshing cocktail with prosecco, limoncello liqueur, and a splash of sparkling water. This cocktail is a fun celebratory drink and can be enjoyed any time of year.
4.82 from 16 votes
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Course: Beverage – Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, happy hour, limoncello, wine
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 beverage
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 3 ounces Prosecco chilled
  • 2 ounces Limoncello liqueur chilled
  • 1 ounce Sparkling water chilled
  • A mix of frozen or fresh berries


  • Add prosecco, limoncello and sparkling water to a glass. Give it a quick stir. Add frozen fruit to keep the drink chilled or add ice if you would like. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 37g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

Limoncello Spritz is a light and refreshing cocktail with limoncello liqueur, prosecco and sparkling water!  Perfect for any time of day and any occasion!  #cocktail #prosecco #spritz #wine #limoncello #drink
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