Happy Spring! The sun is shining and the days are beginning to get longer. If you’re anything like me, as the days become brighter, I prefer and actually crave lighter food and drinks. For me, there’s just something about lemons that bring a zest of happiness!
If you’re looking for a light and refreshing spritzer that’s easy to prepare, delicious and naturally sweet, using LaCroix LimonCello, you will love this recipe. I came across it a few months ago and it's become my go-to Spring Spritzer. You'll savor the taste of the Amalfi Coast with just one sip!
Ingredients: Makes 1 serving
3 fresh strawberries, chopped (1/4 cup)
½ teaspoon lemon juice using a fresh lemon
1 can (12 ounces) LaCroix LimonCello Sparkling Water
Fresh thyme sprig or mint leaf - I picked mint from my garden, but the grocery store is fine as well, lol. (optional for garnish)
In a large glass, add the chopped strawberries and with the back of a spoon mash the fruit to
release some of the juices and essential oils. Add the fresh lemon juice and LaCroix sparkling water and stir. Add crushed ice and garnish with the lemon slice on top and fresh thyme or mint sprig.
Serve in a beautiful glass (I love how pretty these are) and enjoy! It will have you coming back sip after sip. This spritzer makes a lovely beverage perfect for sipping by the pool on Mother’s Day, during a cookout, picnic or reading on the patio!
Using fresh lemon juice makes all the difference! I also love the slight hint of vanilla in the LaCroix LimonCello Sparkling Water.
I perused Amazon last night and found several limoncello books. I personally haven’t read these, so I can’t exactly recommend, but you may want to check out these LimonCello-themed books for some light spring or summer reading:
Summer Dreams at Villa Limoncello by Daisy James (this is a series of three books)
Create your own sunshine and squeeze the day!