We've got news for you.

Register on TimesLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

RECIPE | Limoncello cooler

This sparkling cocktail will help you stretch out your liquor supply during lockdown

12 April 2020 - 00:00 By hilary biller
Limoncello cooler.
Limoncello cooler.
Image: Christoph Hoffman

With the ban on the sale of alcohol you may find yourself rummaging through those dusty forgotten bottles in the back of the booze cupboard, as I did, and came upon a couple of bottles of limoncello made with last season's lemons. Happiness. Add a sparkle with fresh lemon or lime, soda or sparkling water, ice and a splash of vodka if you fancy.

Makes: 1 jug


250ml (1 cup) limoncello

Splash of vodka, if using

Zest and juice of 3 large lemons or 6 limes

1 litre ice-cold soda or sparkling water

Ice cubes and lemon slices to garnish


  1. In a large jug combine the limoncello and vodka if using.
  2. Add the lemon/lime zest and juice.
  3. Just before serving, pour over the soda water. Top up with ice, add lemon slices, if using, and serve.