A few fun tips* – To keep your cocktail cold, freeze your berries 10 minutes before serving for berry “ice cubes”! If raspberries aren’t your thing, go for strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, or cranberries for a holiday season spin. You can even muddle the berries in the bottom of the glasses to really bring out their flavors and colors!
For an end-of-summer sip, it doesn’t get any better than this cool, refreshing cocktail with fragrant fresh mint. If you like your drinks sweeter, add more limoncello – a thick, lemony vodka syrup – or if you like ‘em dry like me, just a little does the job. Here’s my easy all-natural recipe for homemade limoncello… we enjoy it in many cocktails year-round, and it makes a great gift.
- 1 pint fresh raspberries
- 1 (750ml) bottle Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled (recommended: Ruffino Prosecco)
- 4 oz. limoncello liqueur, chilled (store-bought or homemade)
- About 8 sprigs fresh mint
- At least 15 minutes before serving: Chill four wine/cocktail glasses in the freezer or refrigerator. Place raspberries on a plate and freeze.
- Remove chilled glasses, add limoncello (1 oz. each), and top off with Prosecco. Add raspberries and mint leaves.
You can substitute the sparkling wine for lemon-flavored sparkling mineral water for a non-alcoholic refreshment!
Add more or less limoncello, according to your tastes.
Instead of raspberries, go for strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, or cranberries for a holiday cocktail. You can even muddle the berries in the bottom of the glasses to really bring out their flavors and colors!
Store limoncello in your freezer. It won’t freeze solid because of the high alcohol content.