Recently, husband and I needed some drinks for some back yard warm weather fun, so I made up this cocktail. Last summer, we made real Sicilian Limoncello, the recipe to which I swore not to divulge. But, you can either make your own similar Limoncello by following a recipe like this one here (which takes time, a few days up to several weeks). Or, you can buy some ready-made, such as Pallini, Caravella, or Villa Massa.
Here’s the recipe for the drinks we sipped in the hot tub.
Lemon-Mint Cherry Bomb
- 1 oz limoncello
- 1 tbsp grenadine
- fresh mint
- club soda
- 1 tsp simple syrup (or 1 sugar cube or teaspoon white or brown sugar. This is optional depending on how sweet the limoncello is you make or get. )
- crushed or cubed ice
- maraschino cherries
Muddle some fresh mint leaves in a highball glass or tumbler, with the (optional) simple syrup or sugar. Add ice.
Pour in Limoncello, grenadine, and top off with club soda. Garnish with maraschino cherries and a mint sprig.