Limoncello Mojito Cocktail

Here’s the best limoncello cocktail: a Mojito! The lemon liqueur makes a incredibly refreshing drink paired with rum and fresh mint. Got limoncello? This ultra-strong lemon liqueur is often drunk as shots at the end of a meal. But ever tried it as a limoncello cocktail? This Limoncello Mojito is a way to make a uniquely refreshing drink with this famous citrus liqueur! Make it into this classic Cuban cocktail: its bright lemon flavor pairs perfectly with fresh mint and white rum. The limoncello adds a pure lemon flavor that’s impossible to get from lemon juice alone. Add ice and bubbles, and you’ve got a drink you won’t be able to stop sipping. This became an instant favorite around here: one of our favorite drinks this summer. What’s in this limoncello cocktail? This limoncello cocktail is a play on a Mojito, a classic cocktail that originates from Havana, Cuba! The origins of this drink are cloudy: some say it was invented in the 1500’s, others claim the 1800’s with the birth of the Bacardi rum company. Its place as an iconic cocktail was solidified by the 1930’s when Ernest Hemingway helped to popularize it. The mojito makes the list of International […]

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Here’s the best limoncello cocktail: a Mojito! The lemon liqueur makes a incredibly refreshing drink paired with rum and fresh mint.

Limoncello cocktail

Got limoncello? This ultra-strong lemon liqueur is often drunk as shots at the end of a meal. But ever tried it as a limoncello cocktail? This Limoncello Mojito is a way to make a uniquely refreshing drink with this famous citrus liqueur! Make it into this classic Cuban cocktail: its bright lemon flavor pairs perfectly with fresh mint and white rum. The limoncello adds a pure lemon flavor that’s impossible to get from lemon juice alone. Add ice and bubbles, and you’ve got a drink you won’t be able to stop sipping. This became an instant favorite around here: one of our favorite drinks this summer.

What’s in this limoncello cocktail?

This limoncello cocktail is a play on a Mojito, a classic cocktail that originates from Havana, Cuba! The origins of this drink are cloudy: some say it was invented in the 1500’s, others claim the 1800’s with the birth of the Bacardi rum company. Its place as an iconic cocktail was solidified by the 1930’s when Ernest Hemingway helped to popularize it.

The mojito makes the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails, meaning that it has a an official definition. This limoncello spin simply adds in the Italian liqueur. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Mint
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Limoncello
  • White rum
  • Soda water
Limoncello cockail

What’s limoncello?

Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur that tastes like biting into an actual lemon! It’s the second most popular liqueur in Italy after Campari. You can get it everywhere in Italy, and it’s customary to drink a shot after a big Italian meal. Limoncello has become very popular in the US, so you should be able to find it easily at your local liquor store.

In all honesty, limoncello is so strong straight up that I usually pass it up. But mixed into this lemoncello cocktail, it’s absolutely brilliant!

Limoncello

Cocktail skill: how to muddle mint!

The main skill you need to know to make this limoncello cocktail is how to muddle. What’s muddling? Muddling is gently mashing herbs or fruits to release their juices. This helps the flavors incorporate better than if you just threw a mint sprig right into the drink. Here are a few things to note when you muddle mint:

  • Do it right in the cocktail shaker. Place the mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have one, you can use a large metal cup or bowl.
  • Gently mash the mint! Using a wooden cocktail muddler or unfinished wooden spoon, gently mash the mint a few times to release the juices. Do not mash the mint with a lot of force! The key is using a light touch.

A few more tips for a Mojito

Here are a few last tips on how to make a killer limoncello mojito!

  • Use a hurricane glass if you have one: it’s the classic type of glass for a Mojito. But a highball glass works too!
  • Add a mint sprig. It’s just more fun to drink with a big sprig of mint!
  • Serve with clear ice for a stunning drink. Clear ice is crystal clear artisan ice that you can make in your home freezer. It makes drinks look like professional cocktails you’ll get at a fancy bar. Go to How to Make Clear Ice.
Limoncello cocktail

More limoncello cocktails

Want to keep using your limoncello in cocktails? Here are a few other ideas:

  • Spiked Lemonade Make homemade lemonade, then add vodka and limoncello. It’s ultra refreshing!
  • Limoncello Martini This flavored vodka martini is 100% full of citrusy, tangy lemon flavor: like eating a lemonhead!

When to serve this lemoncello Mojito cocktail

This limoncello cocktail is tangy and refreshing: ideal for summer or parties! Try it as a:

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Limoncello Mojito Cocktail


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Here’s the best limoncello cocktail: a Mojito! The lemon liqueur makes a incredibly refreshing drink paired with rum and fresh mint.


Ingredients

  • 3 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) simple syrup
  • 1 ounces (2 tablespoons) limoncello
  • 1 ounces (2 tablespoons) white rum
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) soda water
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice!)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the lime juice and syrup. (Here’s how to muddle mint.)
  2. Add the limoncello and rum and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold.
  3. Fill a hurricane or highball glass with ice, then strain in the liquid. Top off the glass with soda water. Garnish with additional mint leaves.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Limoncello cocktail, Limoncello mojito

More lemon cocktails

There are so many great drinks starring bright and beautiful lemons! Here are some favorite lemon cocktails:

  • Lemon Drop Martini Made simply with vodka, Cointreau and lemon! It’s festive and refreshing, with a lemon twist and sugar rim.
  • Bourbon Lemonade Make fresh squeezed lemonade and swirl it with whiskey for a spicy finish.
  • Best Whiskey Sour Perfectly balanced and so easy to make: whiskey, lemon and simple syurp. A family favorite!
  • Gin Fizz Cocktail Try a refreshing Gin Fizz: it’s sweet, tangy, and has a frothy egg white foam topping!

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Tom Collins cocktails taste like grown-up lemonade. They’re irresistibly citrusy, fizzy and refreshing, with herbal notes from the gin. While lemonade can be cloying, Tom Collins need not be too sweet—I like mine with just a splash of simple syrup to round out the flavors.

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This cranberry cobbler smash must make an appearance at your Thanksgiving table. I mean, look at this! Cobbler in a glass. Warming, spiced, cinnamon cranberry cobbler over crushed ice. It’s serious heaven. Okay so this is one exception I’m going to make to a Thanksgiving menu. I am ALLLL about a sangria or a punch […]

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This cranberry cobbler smash must make an appearance at your Thanksgiving table.

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

I mean, look at this! Cobbler in a glass. Warming, spiced, cinnamon cranberry cobbler over crushed ice. It’s serious heaven.

cranberry bourbon

Okay so this is one exception I’m going to make to a Thanksgiving menu. I am ALLLL about a sangria or a punch on Thanksgiving. It’s fantastic because you can make it ahead of time and it’s ready to go. Not to mention that everyone can serve themselves, so that’s huge. 

But! This cranberry cobbler smash? NEEDS to be on your menu. Needs to be. 

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

Here’s what you can do! Make the cinnamon simple syrup ahead of time. Hey, remember my famous cranberry cider punch from my baby shower? This is a less-spiced version of that syrup and it’s fantastic. So make a batch of that. 

Get a cute bar cart or table or heck, your kitchen counter (that’s what I use, FYI). Set up a bottle of bourbon, a bottle of seltzer on ice, an adorable pitcher filled with the syrup and a jug of cranberry juice. 

Everyone can GO TO TOWN.

Including you. You can definitely go to town. 

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

It’s such a fun way to have a cocktail that isn’t punch-y out for everyone to enjoy! And the flavor. OH MY GOSH the flavors here? They are ideal for Thanksgiving. They complement everything else you’re going to eat. If anything, that should be your excuse for making them!

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

While we’re at it, I have an incredible list of Thanksgiving cocktails (and everything else!) that you can make. Even if you don’t have them on the day, perhaps the night before? It is the biggest party night of the year after all. At least it is here – what we refer to lovingly as “amateur night.” So I’d rather sit on the couch and watch The Holiday and prepare to cook the best meal of life in a few hours.

You know?

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

Cranberry is never one of my top holiday flavors, but it just works here. Because it’s tart (and I use 100% juice with no sugar!), it is fabulous with the cinnamon syrup. And then by adding the bourbon, it’s like a warm little sip for our soul!

Definitely tops the list.

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

Cranberry Cobbler Smash

Cranberry Cobbler Smash

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice – it’s spiced and warming and wonderful.

cinnamon simple syrup

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

cobbler smash

  • crushed ice for your glass
  • 1 to 2 ounces cinnamon simple syrup
  • 3 to 4 ounces cranberry juice ((I use 100% juice with no added sugar))
  • 1 to 2 ounces bourbon
  • 1 to 2 ounces seltzer water ((p.s. orange is good with this!))
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish
  • sugared cranberries for garnish or in your glass!

cinnamon simple syrup

  1. Heat the sugar, water, cinnamon stick and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a simmer and then turn off the heat. Let it cool completely then stir in the vanilla extract. You can make this a day or two ahead of time and store it in the fridge!

cobbler smash

  1. To make the drink, fill a glass with crushed ice. Stir together the syrup, cranberry and bourbon. Or, you can shake the syrup, cranberry and bourbon in a shaker for 30 seconds or so. Pour it over the ice.

    Top the drink the seltzer and garnish with a cinnamon stick and cranberries if you wish.

This cranberry cobbler smash is perfect for the holiday season! Bourbon, cinnamon simple syrup and cranberry juice - it's spiced and warming and wonderful.

Who knew cobbler could be SO REFRESHING?

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