Review: Smirnoff Tuscan Lemonade

Review: Smirnoff Tuscan Lemonade


Another entry into the growing market segment of ready-made cocktails, Smirnoff’s Tuscan Lemonade is a definite winner.

This isn’t syrupy corn-syrup sludge and requires no doctoring out of the bottle. It’s Smirnoff vodka, limoncello, and lemon juice (and probably a smattering of other, unspecified natural flavors), and a touch of artifical color.

The result: Far better than I could have imagined, a crisp and tart drink that tastes strongly of lemons and has a light touch of limoncello’s signature bitterness. While it’s nothing I’d describe as complex, it’s very refreshing served over ice, it’s incredibly, at a mere 30 proof, surprisingly drinkable, and, last but not least, ridiculously affordable, too.

30 proof.

A- / $13 /

Smirnoff Tuscan Lemonade




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Raswoman on May 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    This is the BEST drink I have eve tasted – premixed or not. I quit drinking several years ago but this has changed my mind. What a delightful spriit–refreshing, crisp, everything you could want in a drink.

  2. Raswoman on May 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    This is the BEST drink I have ever tasted – premixed or not. I quit drinking several years ago but this has changed my mind. What a delightful spirit–refreshing, crisp, everything you could want in a drink.

  3. m. cromwell on July 13, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I love the smooth taste of Tuscan Lemonade….Since I have been drinking Lemon Drop Martinis, I have fallen in love with the whole lemon drink idea…..Now I can enjoy my martinis without have to make a mess mixing up the ingredients…Just add a slice of lemon to the glass……

  4. Suzie-que on July 26, 2009 at 7:30 am

    I have to totally agree. Had it at a friend’s house, and she had put it in the freezer for as long as it took to get slushy (several hours? overnight?). No extra ice needed this way to water it down! And I’ll tell you, I’m hooked – this drink is maaaarrrrrvvvvveelllllllous!

  5. Suzie-que on July 26, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Found out she just keeps it in the freezer all the time!

  6. superstarrrr4ever on August 19, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    does anyone else know any mixed drink ideas for the smirnoff tuscan lemonade ??

  7. Mali on September 4, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    superstarrrr, try mixing the Tuscan Lemonade with two parts fozen Tuscan Lemonade (add) slushy lemonade to 1 part club soda and a splash of cranberry juice for a refreshing Pink Lemonade MMMMM delish

  8. Karen on October 7, 2009 at 11:55 am

    ….or mix with a dash of decaf green tea !!! uuummmmm

  9. Brian on November 17, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    1 part Tuscan Lemonade
    1 part Jerimiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka

  10. Bill on July 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Half Tuscan half cranberry juice.

  11. Anonymous on July 24, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Mix 3/4 iced tea and 1/4 Tuscan Lemonade over ice….delicious “Arnold Palmer” iced tea with a twist ;-)

  12. Maverick Blue on September 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Try a 50/50 mix with Parrot Bay Key Lime Rum on the rocks; marvelous!

  13. mtb on October 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    mix it with welch’s grape lemonade, strong as you like, soooo good!

  14. justJen on October 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I started looking for posts about this drink because hey,it’s Friday & I’m having it as a pre-dinner drink & may I say this stuff is STRONG!! So this is one premade cocktail that I would buy again. I definitely can’t have two wineglasses full of these or I’d be on the floor,but it is DELICIOUS!!! I’m a lightweight I guess,but 2 & I’m DONE>

  15. Nancie K on July 20, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    I loved this vodka for 2 summers in a row but now I can’t find it at my local Bottle King. So disappointed they took it off the shelves.

  16. Susan D on July 17, 2017 at 8:04 am

    I just found out that this product has been discontinued. Why?? It was the best summer drink, over some crushed ice. I miss it this summer!!!

  17. Jim on January 31, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    I have a couple of bottles. How long will it keep?

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