Make our Olive Garden Limoncello Lemonade Copycat Recipe at home for your next party — or just for fun. Our Secret Restaurant Recipe tastes just like Olive Garden’s.

Here’s a recipe for one of the most popular specialty drinks at Olive Garden – The Limoncello Lemonade.

Olive Garden Limoncello Lemonade Recipe


  • 1 shot Lemon Simple Syrup (See recipe below)
  • 1 shot Citrus Vodka
  • 1 shot Limoncello Liqueur
  • 3/4 cup Lemonade
  • Ice
  • Sliced Lemon, for garnish


  1. Make a whole pitcher of lemonade. Fresh squeezed or instant/powdered.  Go ahead – We’ll wait.
  2. Combine lemon simple syrup, citrus vodka, limoncello, lemonade and ice in a blender. Blend on high speed until ice is crushed. tart with one cup ice and if needed, add additional ice, to make drink slushy.
  3. Serve in a 16 ounce glass with a straw and a thin slice of lemon on the rim of the glass.

This only makes 1 drink. Now you know why we told you to go ahead and make a whole pitcher of lemonade. 🙂

Lemon Simple Syrup


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed Lemon Juice


  1. Combine sugar, water and lemon zest in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves completely.
  2. Pour through a fine sieve into a medium bowl. Discard solids.
  3. Let cool to room temperature, then stir in fresh lemon juice.

Make this ahead if time and store in a sealed jar or bottle in the refrigerator. The syrup keeps indefinitely and you’ll have it on hand whenever the mood strikes you.

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