Prosecco Lemon Float

by Kate on April 14, 2014

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When it comes to holidays, I’m a big fan of the family brunch. I almost love brunch more than a big holiday supper. I think it’s the melding of the morning meal with afternoon fare. When I plan a brunch I always like to have a fruit salad, perhaps some muffins or a strata and then if we’re feeling particularly festive I love to serve a cocktail of some sort. Nothing crazy here folks, it is still barely even lunchtime but I think a nice citrus cocktail is always a pleasant addition to a brunch. This Prosecco lemon cocktail would be the perfect festive libation for a brunch!

The crisp, sweet Prosecco melds with the tart lemon sorbet creating a cocktail that would be a beautiful addition to any celebration or for enjoying on the deck on a warm summer night. This lemon cocktail’s proper name is Sgroppino and until I recently had the opportunity to take a peek at the Family Italian Cookbook: 185 Trattoria Favorites to Bring Everyone Together from Good Housekeeping,  I had never tried this combination before.

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I was so happy when this lovely cookbook arrived on my doorstep. Being a cookbook lover, I was thrilled as I started to thumb through. Each recipe is beautifully photographed making me want to devour each page. It’s not often that I can say I want to cook a whole book but this cookbook mastered the art of making each recipe more appealing than the last.

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With recipes like Spaghetti with Pesto Verde and Sweet Pea Risotto, this cookbook bursts with recipes that are filled with fresh ingredients. Each recipe is uncomplicated, easy to make and delivers dinner to your table with flavor and flair. This cookbook had everything from fuss-free meals to recipes that required a little more time but were still easy to prepare. There are plenty of salads, appetizers , pastas, pizzas, and my favorite section of all, desserts.

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When it came time to pick a recipe to try for myself I was drawn to the  Sgroppino Sorbet with Prosecco and Mint. It sounded refreshing and the intriguing combination of flavors drew me right in. Once made, this lemon cocktail didn’t disappoint and the rest of the cookbook has become a resource for preparing our everyday meals as well as dinners meant to impress. Versatile and appealing, I know you’ll love this cookbook as much as I did which is why today I’m offering one lucky reader a copy to add to your collection!

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Prosecco Lemon Float

5 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Prosecco Lemon Float

Prosecco and lemon sorbet make a bright cocktail perfect for every celebration or get together.

Ingredients

  • 1 pint lemon sorbet
  • 2 cups Prosecco
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  1. Evenly divide the sorbet among 6 wine glasses. Pour 1/3 cup Prosecco over sorbet and garnish with mint sprigs. Serve immediately.
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Deanna Segrave-Daly April 14, 2014 at 9:15 am

OK – we DO share a brain – I posted a Raspberry Beer Float today! I will absolutely be making this Prosecco Lemon Cocktail this summer 🙂

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Barbara | Creative Culinary April 14, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I just love Prosecco with all things sherbet or sorbet; so light and refreshing!

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Meg G. April 14, 2014 at 4:42 pm

1) This prosecco drink looks SO refreshing! Definitely trying it this summer

2) My favorite thing I enjoy making for dinner is Penne all Vodka from Barefoot Contessa’s full-proof cookbook. I’m usually very intimidated by her recipes, but this dish looked approachable. Sure enough, it is an absolute favorite at my apartment. My bf constantly requests it! Would love this cookbook because we are also huge fans of Italian food. Thanks!

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Debbie Brainer April 14, 2014 at 5:38 pm

The Prosecco looks very refreshing and I will most definitely will try it. The recipe book if Italian Dishes will be great to have. I always look forward to trying out new dishes to make!!

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ChristineM April 14, 2014 at 6:03 pm

I love to make lobster tails on the grill!

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Danielle Hopkins April 14, 2014 at 8:37 pm

I love making pasta.

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Helen April 15, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Looks so refreshing! I was just thinking about how I used to love making a mango chicken stir-fry dish — inspired by a dish at a Malaysian restaurant. This would be perfect after that meal.

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Rachel April 15, 2014 at 6:19 pm

I love to saute baby spinach with garlic and then top with feta.

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alice f. April 15, 2014 at 9:23 pm

The Prosecco looks delicious and definitely a must try! My favorite dish to mske is Chicken Pot Pie…a classic and always a crowd pleaser!

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Tracy Spangler April 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Spaghetti Carbona- always a family hit, with without bacon!

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Lena jones April 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm

I love to make a bunch of different things, but maybe my smothered pork chops would be number 1.

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Jean Tav April 16, 2014 at 11:13 pm

My favorite dinner to make is risotto with asparagus, chicken and Sun dried tomatoes.

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laurasmess April 17, 2014 at 5:12 am

I don’t think I’ve ever had prosecco. Sounds delicious though… I’m enticed just by looking at those elegant shots you’ve taken! Yummo. And yay for Good Housekeeping cookbooks, my mother had a couple that she bought when she was a young woman; they’ve now become part of my own collection. Very good books, too! Lovely post x

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Kate April 18, 2014 at 1:22 pm

I’ve had it a few times and enjoy it very much. It’s bubbly and with the sorbet, such a refreshing treat!

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seana m April 17, 2014 at 7:10 am

The prosecco flowat looks delish!

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Nicole R April 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm

My favorite thing to make for dinner is pasta of any kind! Easy, satisfying, and endless variety!

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Carole April 18, 2014 at 5:42 am

If I need to make dinner quickly, I make roasted chicken breasts (bone in) and build a large, veggie-drawer salad.

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Rene Reed April 18, 2014 at 7:52 am

I drink quite a bit of Prosecco and enjoy all types of cocktails made with it from Northern Italian Spritz and those made with St. Germain Elderflower liquor. You mention the sweetness of the Prosecco. I generally use Brut and it is quite dry. So your readers might want to consider using Extra Dry if they would enjoy a sweeter sparkler. Although, with the Sorbet, perhaps it won’t really matter. I plan to try it with my Brut Prosecco. I am sure it will be great!

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Kate April 18, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Thanks so much for the Prosecco tips! You bring up a very good point. Hope you enjoy this!

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susan harkins April 18, 2014 at 11:39 am

Would love love love this book! My favorite thing to cook is my mothers sauce. Yes we are irish but she made the BEST sauce and i started cooking with her when i was 5.

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Kelli W. April 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm

I love making burgers on the grill and our family recipe of macaroni salad!

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Donna April 18, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Would love the opportunity to acquire the cookbook 🙂

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Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas April 18, 2014 at 9:44 pm

I really like making making different kinds of tacos. Also, pasta with different vegetables added in.

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Tamara B. April 18, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Baked Ziti

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Heather April 18, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I love to make Chili for dinner! So many variations!

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