Want a special and easy drink to serve at your next holiday party or at festive get-togethers throughout the year? A drink that is refreshing, a little tart, a little sweet and, all bubbly? Well then I have the drink for you! This drink, inspired by the Italian drink Sgroppino, just needs a few ingredients, a few minutes, and a blender. How great is that?
It’s great to be back here again sharing recipes after my little Thanksgiving break. I had hoped to take some pictures of all the yummy food we had but I was too busy cooking! So much good food including my first try at some gluten-free pecan tassies. However, this week I have some great recipes for you, starting with my latest cocktail.
Sgroppino is a great, lemony palette cleanser and very fun to drink, but I wanted something a little bit different while keeping the ease of just blending up some sorbet into a cocktail. And I really wanted to make a raspberry cocktail. For some reason my mind kept on coming back to raspberries. It was very important! Luckily there are some quite excellent and tasty raspberry sorbets on the market, which keeps this drink very easy. You can make your own if you wish, of course, and that is fun when you are in the mood, but sometimes you just want a drink. 🙂
This drink is really lovely with just the raspberry sorbet, the prosecco, and the limoncello, but, as we sipped away doing the recipe testing we knew it was missing that one little thing that would put it over the top. And then it came to me! Mint. It needed just a little mint to contrast with the sweetness of the sorbet and the tartness of the lemon. Once I added the mint to the blender, my husband and I said ‘yes, this is it.’
One more thing: be careful with the limoncello. It’s a great flavor and adds a lot to the drink but you don’t need much. Don’t overdo it and you’ll be happily sipping away.
– Happy drinking, Annemarie
- 1 cup prosecco
- 2 tbsp limoncello
- ½ cup raspberry sorbet
- 1 large mint leaf
- fresh raspberries, optional
- Add all ingredients to your blender. Combine until the drink is frothy and the mint is finely chopped.
- Pour into two glasses and garnish with fresh raspberries if desired.