Innocents Abroad Cocktail

Friday, May 16, 2014

John and I were gifted a bottle of homemade limoncello a few weeks ago, and we've been experimenting with lemony cocktails ever since. The addition of gin and tonic makes for a fresh spring sipper we can't get enough of!

 Innocents Abroad

1 oz gin
1 oz limoncello
1/2 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
tonic water
mint for garnish 
 Combine gin, limoncello and lemon juice in a shaker with ice; shake for 10-15 seconds. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice, then top with tonic water and garnish with freshly slapped mint.

Notes: A more floral gin will perform best in this sipper. I've been dying to try it with soda water instead of tonic, and I bet a bit of sparkling wine would be delicious, too–cheers!

Image by Katie Stoops.


  1. Oh I just love limoncello - what a delicious cocktail!

  2. Limoncello...... Awww Love!!!! Happy weekend <3

  3. mmmm limoncello sounds so refreshing! have a great weekend. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  4. mmmm.... this would go perfect with my recipe today! I also love how awesome the names of the cocktails you post are!

  5. Since I can't enjoy the cocktail, I'll admire those pretty glasses instead! Happy weekend~

    always, koru kate

  6. This sounds delightful! I am a big fan of Limoncello and always have it handy, there is a bottle staring at me from the bar cart as I'm typing so I figure I must try this out this weekend!! xo

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