Limoncello Martini

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This Limoncello Martini is a step up from the classic lemon drop martini. Made with vodka, limoncello, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and garnished with a snapdragon flower, this is a sweet, tangy, and bright cocktail perfect for any occasion.

Limoncello Martinis in glasses with flower garnish.

One of my favorite restaurants just down the road from where I live recently added a limoncello martini to their menu. I ordered it on a recent visit and knew after one sip that I needed to recreate this martini at home. 

As you can see, I did just that and now I want to share it with you. 

Limoncello Martinis in glasses with flower garnish.

The other thing that I was surprised to learn when I ordered this cocktail is that snapdragon flowers are edible. I had to google it right away to confirm and sure enough, they are! It felt a bit serendipitous as I just happen to have a few growing in my backyard.

Since I didn’t have the exact recipe that the restaurant used, I had to do some testing. (Which between you and me, I didn’t mind at all.) The resulting martini is refreshing and bright with the perfect blend of sweet and tangy.

Want to give it a try? Let’s gather the ingredients and I’ll walk you through the recipe. 

Limoncello Martinis in a glasse with flower garnish.
Limoncello Martinis in glasses with flower garnish.

Ingredients

You’ll need just a few really good ingredients for this limoncello martini. I always recommend that when you’re making a recipe with only a few ingredients, you should use the highest quality you can find for optimum results. 

  • Vodka: Grey Goose or Tito’s is my go-to, but use what you love. 
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Please skip the little bottle of store-bought lemon juice. (You’ll thank me.) Fresh makes all the difference. 
  • Limoncello: Limoncello is so delicious and makes a wonderful after-dinner drink. It adds a refreshing lemon flavor to this recipe. 
  • Elderflower Liqueur: This is one of my favorite liqueurs, so I was really happy to use it here. It’s sweet, floral, and oh so delicious. (I prefer THIS brand.)
  • Simple Syrup: As I mention in the recipe, this is optional. If you like your cocktails sweet, add in a splash. You can get my recipe HERE.
  • Edible Flower: I’m using a snapdragon because they are growing in my backyard, but any edible flower will do. You can also use a lemon twist. 
Limoncello Martinis in glasses with flower garnish.

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How to Make

I’ll walk you through the steps here. It’s simple as can be! I’ve also provided a detailed ingredient list and instructions in the printable recipe card below. 

  • Add the vodka, limoncello, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. 
  • Shake vigorously. 
  • Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an edible flower.
Limoncello Martinis in glasses with flower garnish.

That’s it! Now it’s time to sit and savor. 

And that’s another delicious and refreshing cocktail to add to your entertaining repertoire. I know you’re going to love this limoncello martini recipe. It makes a brilliant signature martini you can serve any time of the year. Make it your own with a different garnish, unique martini glasses, and/or some other fun element. 

Enjoy!  

Limoncello Martinis in glasses with flower garnish.
Limoncello Martinis in glasses with flower garnish.

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Limoncello Martinis in glasses with flower garnish.

Limoncello Martini

This Limoncello Martini is a step up from the classic lemon drop martini. Made with vodka, limoncello, elderflower liqueur, fresh lemon juice, and garnished with a snapdragon flower, this is a sweet, tangy, and bright cocktail perfect for any occasion.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cocktail, lemon, limoncello, martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 343kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce limoncello
  • 1 ounce elderflower liqueur Fiorente
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Optional: simple syrup

Instructions

  • Add the vodka, limoncello, elderflower liqueur, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously.
  • Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an edible flower.

Notes

I went back and forth about whether or not to include simple syrup in this recipe. I found that the elderflower liqueur and limoncello add just enough sweetness. However, if you like your martinis sweeter, you’ll want to add a splash of simple syrup.
You can get my homemade simple syrup recipe HERE

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.03mg

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