Refresh with a Limoncello Drop Martini from Piccolo

A summer sipper from Piccolo is our favorite way to cool off.

Tessa Cooper

Jul 2024

Lemon drink
Photo by Katy St. ClairThe Limoncello Drop Martini is made by soaking lemon peels in vodka to infuse and enhance the flavor. Purchase Photo

July just so happens to be the best time of year to enjoy a Limoncello Drop Martini from Piccolo (107 W. Aldersgate Dr., Nixa), or at least it is in our book. The word refreshing gets thrown around quite often when it comes to describing beverages, but this one deserves it. It’s more robust in flavor than a hard lemonade, thanks to limoncello working as its star ingredient. Producers make this spirit by soaking lemon peels in vodka, which infuses all of the oils into the drink and produces a thick, almost dessert-like cordial. Tito’s vodka and lemon juice magnify the ingredients in the limoncello, while the sugar rim makes the first few sips extra delightful. We suggest enjoying it on the patio paired with a pizza to experience a bit of la dolce vita.

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