Sage Limoncello Martini

This sage limoncello martini beautifully balances vodka, limoncello and lemon juice. The longer the sage floats, the tastier it gets. It’s a lemon lover’s dream and is guaranteed to satisfy.

wooden boards with the martini glasses filled with the cocktail along with lemons and sage leaves

A few weeks ago, we went out to dinner with our niece, Elizabeth. Like me, she loves a good mixed drink and we often confab over delicious cocktails. She’s a bit more adventurous than I am. She’ll try new drinks when we go out.

Me? Not so much!

That’s not to say that I won’t try a different drinkie when I visit people’s houses or when I’m home and can make it myself. But when I have to pay for it? I want a sure thing.

Of course, the “sure thing” is rarely assured. I’m not likely to get the exact same cocktail from one restaurant to another. It’s not like Starbucks, where I pretty much know if I order a grande, decaf, non-fat, extra hot, no whip, one-pump mocha, every store is going to make it the same way. Pretty much.

When I go to a restaurant and get my usual, which is a Grey Goose dirty martini, it doesn’t always come out the way I like it. Sometimes there is too little brine, which is what makes it dirty. Or too much vermouth, heaven forbid! So it never really tastes the same. I can’t do anything about too much vermouth, but I can request more brine if it’s not dirty enough.

Well, at this great restaurant, I got the usual and Elizabeth got a lemon sage martini. When I tasted it, I knew I had to make it for the blog. It’s rather yummy and I’d make it here at home for a dinner party. Or just because.

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I get a small commission, at no additional cost to you, if you click the link and buy something. You can read my disclosure here.

Helpful tips

  • It’s good practice to wash your citrus before either juicing or using as garnish. Since we’re only using 1 – 2 lemons, I wash them by squirting some unscented natural hand soap in my hand and take each lemon and rub the soap on the skin. Next, I take a vegetable brush and scrub the skin. I run each lemon under cold water making sure all of the soap has washed off.
  • Use any brand of limoncello you like. If you can’t find the Petrone pictured here, no worries.

How to make a limoncello martini

Pre-step

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and get a measuring glass and two martini glasses.

After measuring out each ingredient, pour it into the cocktail shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – Limoncello, vodka and lemons.

Limoncello, vodka, lemon and glassware for the martini

Step two

Measure 6 ounces of vodka. (A)

Step three

Measure 2 ounces limoncello.

Vodka and limoncello poured for the drink

Step three

Measuring out 1 ounce of lemon juice. (C)

Step four

Cap shaker and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Strain and divide the liquid between the two martini glasses and get a few sage leaves for the garnish. (D)

lemon juice squeezed out and sage leaves

Step five

Float a few sage leaves in each limoncello martini.

It’s such a pretty cocktail.

Fun martini glass filled with the martini and sage leaves

Let’s see the vertical view.

vertical view of the classic martini glass filled with the cocktail

And the overhead view.

Overhead view of the martini with sage leaves and lemon

I lift the glass and sip.

Yum!

I carefully walk it over to Christopher and he takes a sip.

He likes it! He really likes it!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe!

More lemon drinks

And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

If you’ve tried this recipe, I’d love the know what you thought about it in the comments below. I love hearing from you! You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM and PINTEREST to see more of my delicious food and delightful cocktails!

Classic martini glass filled with the limoncello martini - square

Dreamy Sage Limoncello Martini

Refreshing lemon cocktail. Fun to serve at parties!
5 from 6 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: limoncello martini, sage martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 303kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounce Limoncello
  • 1 ounce lemon juice

Garnish

  • 6 sage leaves

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice
  • Add vodka, limoncello and lemon juice
    6 ounces vodka, 2 ounce Limoncello, 1 ounce lemon juice
  • Cap shaker and shake for at least 10 seconds
  • Divide and strain liquid into the martini glasses and float sage leaves
    6 sage leaves
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
See all my favorite tools and gift ideas at my Amazon Store page!Check out Elaine’s Amazon Store!

Notes

Helpful tips
  • It’s good practice to wash your citrus before either juicing or using as garnish. Since we’re only using 1 – 2 lemons, I wash them by squirting some unscented natural hand soap in my hand and take each lemon and rub the soap on the skin. Next, I take a vegetable brush and scrub the skin. I run each lemon under cold water making sure all of the soap has washed off.
  • Use any brand of limoncello you like. If you can’t find the Petrone pictured here, no worries.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin C: 5mg
Get new recipes in your inbox!Click here! to sign up for our newsletter

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




14 Comments

  1. This is exactly the kind of cocktail I love! Limoncello is a definite favourite for me so I’ll be giving this a go! I can just about taste it ? Lovely combination of flavours ?