Saturday, September 27, 2008

Timeless drink.


Think of it as an aristocratic lemon slushie. The Sgroppino (scroe-pee-noe) cocktail can be traced to the early 1500’s, when it was served to Venetian nobility as a palate cleanser. Sgroppino embodies everything great about Italian cuisine - simple, fresh ingredients coming together for an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind sensory experience.

I suggest using this drink in one of two ways. You could easily segue from a cocktail hour into the dinner hour serving Sgroppino in between as a beautiful palate cleanser. Secondly, you could serve this at the end of the meal as a digestivo or simple refreshment. Either way the drink is memorable, refreshing and elegant!

In a small bowl, whisk together half cup Prosecco, a splash of vodka and a small scoop of lemon gelato. Pour the mix into a chilled serving glass and garnish with fresh mint.

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