Friday, July 19, 2013

Prosecco Pina

Do you ever feel like a Pina Colada but don't want to drag out the blender and you definitely don't have any coconut milk on hand.  Well here is a more sophisticated version that will still make you think of the tropics but without all that racket.  Behold the Prosecco Pina.

For the simple syrup
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 ¾ cups water
 For the cocktail
4 oz. of prosecco
Juice of ½ a lime 
I tablespoon coconut simple syrup 
Pineapple wedge

To make the syrup: combine water and the sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir in the coconut, remove from the heat and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Strain liquid into a clean saucepan, bring to a boil and cook until slightly reduced — about 5 minutes. Let cool.
To make the cocktail: combine simple syrup, lime juice and prosecco in a flute or wine glass and garnish with pineapple wedge.

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