Thursday, April 23, 2009

Perfect summer cocktail

Temperatures for this weekend are forecast to be well into the 80s and a new cocktail recipe I made last night for a dinner party is the perfect way to cool down.

Sgroppino (a traditional Venetian after-dinner cocktail)

Makes 2 servings

4 scoops lemon sorbet (I used sherbet)
2 ounces chilled vodka, citrus vodka or limoncello (Italian lemon liqueur)
2 ounces Prosecco or other sparkling wine or champagne
2 sprigs fresh mint

Blend lemon sorbet on low speed and pour in vodka or lemon liqueur in a slow stream. Add Prosecco or champagne. Pour into chilled martini glasses and serve garnished with a sprig of mint.
(Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray)

What's your favorite warm-weather treat?


Anonymous said...

Mojitos and sangria!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Champagne/vodka/cranberry juice.

It is delicious!

Anonymous said...

bodily fluids mixed with sour milk, 4 cups of ice, blend on low, add peach brandy, and get ready to live

Anonymous said...

Blend frozen lemonade, frozen fruit and vodka. Top with champagne!

Anonymous said...

Beer margaritas - 12 oz can frozen limeade, 12 oz tequila, 48 oz beer. Delish!

Mary said...

Damn, I think I'm gonna fall off the wagon again.

Anonymous said...

an cold beer or 12 is all you need. No need to get fancy.

Anonymous said...

Made this over the weekend for some girlfriends at the lake and it was a hit!