The Limoncello Collins is much like the Tom Collins, but with the addition of Limoncello, a lemon liqueur. That makes the lemon flavor considerably stronger than the gin.
This is a great drink to make for a party, particularly a barbecue or pool party. You can whip up a pitcher in advance, pre-garnish some glasses, and just pour from the pitcher plus a little bit of club soda for each fresh drink.
Recipe for a pitcher (8 drinks)
- 16 ounces limoncello
- 12 ounces gin
- 8 ounces fresh lemon juice
- 16 ounces chilled club soda
Pour the limoncello, gin and lemon juice into a pitcher. Cover and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours. To pre-garnish the glasses, press three very thin lemon slices against the inside of each glass, add ice, and put in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to pour, get out the pitcher and glasses. Give the pitcher contents a stir and fill each glass about 3/4 of the way. Add about 2 ounces of club soda and top with a mint sprig.
Recipe for a glass (1 drink)
- 2 ounces limoncello
- 1 1/2 ounces gin
- 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
- 2 ounces club soda
Pour the limoncello, gin and lemon juice into a mixing glass. Press three very thin lemon slices against the side of a collins glass, and add ice. Pour the mixture from the drinking glass over the ice. Top with the club soda, add a mint for garnish, and serve.