Did you know you can make Limoncello at home by steeping lemon peels in vodka and mixing it with sugar syrup? Now you do. But, if you don’t feel like waiting a few weeks to try the Gin and Limoncello Collins, a bottle can be easily bought in most major and specialty liquor stores around the world.
No one truly knows who invented Limoncello, but we do know that it was created in Italy and has been around since at least the beginning of the 1900’s, although, it did not get trademarked until 1988. It is argued that the drink might have been around for many years before with the tale changing from region to region. The name translates to ‘intense lemon flavor’, and it can be drank on its own, added to deserts, or in our case, mixed into cocktails.
The fizzy gin drink is great for summer with a very close resemblance to a lemon popsicle. Mixed together is our favorite spirit, gin, limoncello liqueur, a splash of lemon juice for an added kick, a bit of simple syrup to cut down the acidity, and some bubbly club soda to top it all off. In all honesty, the Limoncello Gin Collins is a refreshing twist to the already slightly lemony Tom Collins.
The gin drink has a higher alcohol content due to the use of the additional liqueur, but at the same time it is light and sweet to sip on. Meaning, kindly sip slowly when mixed with the summer heat. Add in a few rings of lemon, a straw, and a hat, and you have got yourself a summer go-to cocktail.
Limoncello Gin Collins
- 2 Ounces limoncello
- 2 Ounce gin
- 0.5 Ounce simple syrup
- 1 Ounce lemon juice
- Club soda
Into a glass add in the ice, gin, limoncello, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Top off with club soda and insert a couple of lemon rings into the glass. Stir, sip, and enjoy.