This cocktail was invented on a steamy summer's night where after a few cocktails I was torn between a Margarita or a cool Gin & Tonic. To further complicate matters neither one was winning my mental tug-of-war so I took a good look at the liquor cabinet and the combination of Gin and Limoncello. The Ginicello is tart and refreshing with a touch of Limoncello sweetness. In recent years I have updated this cocktail adding more lemon juice and soda.
1.5 oz. London Dry Gin
1 oz. Limoncello
1 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Lemon wheel for garnish
I made this cocktail with sunshine and warm breezes in mind as I find this so refreshing and a welcomed supplement to the classic Gin & Tonic.
In a shaker combine Gin, Limoncello, lemon juice, and ice. Shake well. Fill a Collins glass with ice and add the lemon wheel to the rim. Strain the cocktail from the shaker into the glass, add soda and give two stirs.
For a richer, more viscous cocktail use Genever instead of Gin. You can also play around with different citrus juices but I like the lemon on lemon effect. To make it sweeter simply increase the Limoncello to lemon juice ratio. Additionally, you can easily take this in the direction of a French 75 serving it over ice or neat in a flute.
Source: Sean Ludford, BevX