Here's a Christmas toast for you. Cheers!
All Champagne, by definition, must come from vineyards in the Champagne region of France. This is a small region comprising three districts which include the towns of Reims, Troyes, Charleville-Mezier and Chalons. Prosecco, produced in the Veneto region of Italy is considered an everyday drink or sparkling wine. Unlike most Champagne it does not improve with age and should really be consumed within six months of the time it’s purchased, or within a year of bottling. It tends to be dryer than many Champagnes. ideal to serve with my Sweet Spicy Holiday Snack. A good Prosecco, is inexpensive and very drinkable; right for any occasion even a Christmas breakfast, Santa would approve!
Sgroppino Italian Cocktail
Recipe by George Hirsch | Chill 4-6 Champagne flutes
2 cups chilled Prosecco (Italian sparkling white wine)
2 Tablespoons chilled vodka
1 cup frozen lemon sorbet
2 Tablespoons half & half
4 fresh strawberries, split for garnish
4 fresh mint leaves
Mix Prosecco, vodka, sorbet and half & half in blender for 1 minute. Pour mixture immediately into chilled champagne flutes. Top with berries and mint.