Last Updated: August 13, 2019 Limoncello doesn’t have to be chilled. References. For example, use lemonade in place of the lemon juice and add half-and-half to make a lemon meringue martini. Limoncello, a popular Italian liquor, has a sweet and refreshing flavor that makes it pleasant to drink in the summer and after dinner. Tom Blake manages the bartending blog, craftybartending.com. Drinking it straight (and straight from the freezer) is by far the most common and preferred way to consume limoncello. Limoncello served at freezing temperatures is more viscous (syrup-y) than at room temperature. The … Q: Can you drink limoncello on the rocks (with ice)? Variations on limoncello use different fruits in place of the lemon. I’ll be the first to admit that most of my early limoncello experiments were conducted with recycled liquor bottles and swing cap bottles I bought on the cheap. Using a warm glass is fine if you don’t have time to chill anything, but a cold glass helps draw out the limoncello's flavor. I love the glasses that are shown at the top of the page! I’ve been creating, consuming and serving limoncello over a decade, and I’ve even visited Italy to see how the locals serve limoncello (that wasn’t the ONLY reason for my visit, but still). To serve a bunch of cocktails at once, mix the liquor in a pitcher. Instead of lemon juice, try using lime juice to give the cocktail a broader citrus flavor. Any type of vodka works, but try flavored vodka to give the cocktail flavor. A: You can do this—I have done it many times—but there are some caveats. Pour Quickly and Often. And I may even need to try making my own! Because it has a high alcohol and sugar content, it is safe to drink at room temperature. Because it warms quickly, it’s best to serve it in small portions such as a shot glass. Lastly, the pour itself. This can ruin your drink because the extra sugar will affect the sweetness of your martini. Glad I thought to Google “how to drink limoncello” — here I’ve been drinking it at room temperature all this time! This article was co-authored by Tom Blake. Serve it before or after a meal to help digest your food. Citrus-flavored vodka emphasizes the tart flavor of the limoncello, for instance. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. However, it usually binds the ice to the glass and if you wait too long it will of course start to dilute your carefully balanced limoncello. Can I drink limoncello with a plain mixer (7-Up, soda water, etc.)? My bottle is now in the freezer, and I’m looking forward to trying it out proper. In some of its native regions, limoncello may be served in a ceramic cup that is chilled beforehand to ensure that the limoncello stays cold when it is being sipped. A: Yes. Choose the Right Bottle. A limoncello-gin drink, or limoncello Collins, is typically served with the club soda. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. . Alternatively, freeze the glass for up to 4 hours. We will try to follow your advice and pour it ice cold from the proper height to look sophisticated, but rats, I guess we’ll have to throw out the thick glass Walmart beer mugs we bought to serve the limoncello in ……… JUST KIDDING! If you don’t have any, leave it out. Serve it in a champagne glass with frozen raspberries, and garnish it with a sprig of mint and a lemon slice. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Place the glass upside down in the ice for up to 30 minutes. I like to pour slowly and from a height that appears unsafe. You sure can. For instance, add a fresh sprig of thyme if you muddled grilled thyme earlier. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. It isn’t meant to be swallowed quickly. A standard rocks glass holds 6 to 8 fluid ounces (180 to 240 mL) of liquor. You may enjoy serving limoncello as a shot rather than at a specific time. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free.