Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail

July 29, 2021
Love the lemony deliciousness of Limoncello? Turn it into an amazingly refreshing layered cocktail! With its signature layered sunrise effect, a Limoncello Sunrise is one strikingly beautiful and tasty cocktail treat.

Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail Image

Love lemon? Then a Limoncello Sunrise is the cocktail for you.

With its fabulously intense lemon flavor, I'm a total sucker for Limoncello. If you're not familiar with it, Limoncello is an Italian liqueur made from lemon zest, sugar, and vodka. -- And it's truly a lemon lover's dream.

Especially on a hot summer day, there's nothing like sipping on a cold shot of Limoncello, straight-up and chilled from the refrigerator. It's like drinking an intensely grown-up version of homemade lemonade. But with a kick.  

And when you take that intense Limoncello lemon flavor and turn it into a sunrise cocktail? You get one strikingly beautiful and wonderfully delicious cocktail treat.

With its signature layered sunrise effect, a Limoncello Sunrise is one strikingly beautiful and tasty cocktail treat.

Sunrise cocktails get their name from their beautiful layered sunrise-mimicking color effect. This effect may look difficult to achieve, but it's truly not. Actually, it's really quite easy.

That beautiful signature sunrise effect is created by simply very slowly pouring grenadine syrup down the side of the glass after the other drink ingredients are already combined.

The grenadine sinks to the bottom of the drink, creating the striking red hue at the bottom.  The drink's combination of orange juice and Limoncello creates the yellow band at the top, while a little intermingling of everything together creates the beautiful variegated effect throughout the middle.

Super simple, right?

Super simple, absolutely delicious, and loaded with fabulous Limoncello lemon flavor -- Lemon lovers, what more could you ask for in a drink?

Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail Garnish Image

Limoncello Sunrise Ingredients:

It only takes 3 ingredients to make a beautiful and tasty Limoncello Sunrise. To whip one up, you'll need:

  • Orange juice
  • Limoncello Liqueur

Limoncello is an Italian liqueur with an intensely-lemon, slightly sweet flavor. It is commonly enjoyed straight, chilled in the refrigerator to be served icy cold. It can also be used to make lemony mixed cocktails like a Sparkling Limoncello Cooler or this Limoncello Sunrise, or to make tasty desserts like easy 3-ingredient Limoncello Ice Cream. You can find it in most liquor stores.

Grenadine is a sweet bright red syrup made from pomegranates, and is best known for giving the classic Shirley Temple drink its characteristic bright pink color and sweet taste.  It's also used to flavor other fruity cocktail favorites like Caribbean Rum Punch, Pineapple Upside-Down Cocktails, and our favorite Malibu Sunrise.  You can find grenadine syrup in a small bottle in the drink mixers section of the grocery store, or order grenadine online from Amazon.

Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail Ingredients Image

How to Make a Limoncello Sunrise:

Though the colorful beauty of this drink makes it look difficult, making a Limoncello Sunrise is actually incredibly easy.

Start by simply placing a few ice cubes in a tall collins-style cocktail glass. Then pour in some orange juice and Limoncello. Give them a little stir to get them well combined.

Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail Base Mixture Image

Then slowly pour grenadine in down the side of the glass -- without stirring or disturbing it.

The grenadine will settle to the bottom of the glass, creating that beautiful layered "sunrise" effect.

How to Make a Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail Image

Pop a garnish on top, and you're good to go with enjoying the lemony sunrise deliciousness.

Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail Garnished with Lemon, Orange, & Maraschino Cherries Image

So if you love the lemony deliciousness of Limoncello, give a Limoncello Sunrise a try. With its signature layered sunrise effect, it's one strikingly beautiful and tasty cocktail.

Super simple to make, absolutely delicious, and loaded with fabulous Limoncello lemon flavor -- Lemon lovers, you truly can't ask for much more in a drink.

Sunrise Cocktail Made with Limoncello Image
Thank you for stopping by The Kitchen is My Playground. We'd love to have you back soon!

Limoncello sunrise cocktail, Limoncello cocktails, cocktails with Limoncello, sunrise cocktails
Beverages
American
Yield: 1 cocktail
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail

Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail

Love the lemony deliciousness of Limoncello? Turn it into an amazingly refreshing layered cocktail! With its signature layered sunrise effect, a Limoncello Sunrise is one strikingly beautiful and tasty cocktail treat.
Prep time: 2 MinTotal time: 2 Min

Ingredients

For Each Cocktail:
  • 3 oz. orange juice
  • 2 to 2 1/2 oz. Limoncello
  • 1 T. grenadine
  • orange slices and maraschino cherries, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place a few ice cubes in a tall collins-style cocktail glass. Pour in orange juice and Limoncello. Stir until well combined.
  2. Slowly pour grenadine down the side of the glass. Do NOT stir.
  3. Garnish with maraschino cherries and/or an orange slice, as desired.
  4. Serve immediately.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. Don't stir after you've added the grenadine -- it's meant to settle on the bottom of the glass to create the layered signature "sunrise" effect.
  2. This can be partially prepared in a larger batch or in advance. Just combine the orange juice and Limoncello together and refrigerate. Pour over ice at the time of serving, and then pour the grenadine down the side of each glass.


Limoncello Sunrise Cocktail ~ Super simple to make, absolutely delicious, & loaded with fabulous Limoncello lemon flavor. Lemon lovers, there's not much more to ask for in a drink!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com



Affiliate links are included in this post. As an Amazon.com associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

This post is linked with Weekend Potluck, Meal Plan Monday.

1 comment

  1. Mmmm - Summer in a glass!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope your week is amazing!

    ReplyDelete

I love your comments ~ I read and appreciate each and every one. When you choose to leave a comment, we collect and display your name, as provided by you. Clicking "publish" to submit your comment indicates your explicit consent for name collection. If you click the "notify me" checkbox {which is optional}, your e-mail is also collected. Clicking the "notify me" checkbox indicates your explicit consent for e-mail collection. Thank you so much for visiting The Kitchen is My Playground!

Blog Design: Tracimichele.com. Powered by Blogger.