Italian Sgroppino Cocktail
Updated: May 25, 2020
The Italian Sgroppino is one of Venice's most famous and refreshing after-dinner drinks. It's simple to prepare and great fun to drink. This is a fruity blend of prosecco, an Italian sparkling white wine, mixed with vodka, topped off with chopped mint; it's refreshing taste is perfect for cleansing the palate.
A traditional sgroppino uses lemon sorbet, which may be hard to find at some supermarkets. I prefer to use sherbet which gives a more creamy texture and different ways to ROCK OUT this recipe in several different yummy flavors.
If you prefer sweetness more than a dry sparkling, I suggest using Moscato instead of Prosecco.
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1 cup Prosecco, chilled (Use Moscato if you prefer a less dry-more sweet sparkling wine)
1 oz. vodka, chilled
1 scoop frozen sherbet (I recommend lime or lemon for this basic recipe)
1/4 teaspoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
Tall drinking glasses, ice cream scoop, measuring shot glass, measuring cup, sharp knife.
Prep: 5 min Ready: 5 min Serves: 1 tall glass Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.
To make an Italian Sgroppino:
1. Pour the Prosecco and vodka into a tall drinking glass.
2. Spoon one scoop of sherbet into glass.
3. Sprinkle top with chopped mint leaves and enjoy.
1 cocktail: 176 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0.3mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Besides its refreshing taste, sherbet also has many health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, losing weight, relieving the stomach and intestines, regulating blood pressure and preventing thyroid. It makes the skin smoother and is very effective in removing radiation from the body.
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