With Summer just about to get into full swing, I thought I’d share a great summer cocktail I came up with when I had some left over strawberry “Ice-ee” I’d made for my kids.
- 8 – 12 oz Frozen (or fresh) strawberries [or more to taste]
- 1 cup ice cold water
- 1/4 cup sugar (to taste).
- 1/4 cup Limoncello
- 1/3 cup Prosecco or other similar sparkling wine
- 8-12 ice cubes
In a blender combine the strawberries and water and sugar until well blended. Add in 1/2 of the ice cubes and blend until smooth. Add in the Limoncello, if the mixture gets too watery add in more ice if you prefer a thicker daiquri and blend. When you’re happy with the consistency of your daiquiri add in the Prosecco and blend for an additional 10-30 seconds. The mixture will bubble and you want to keep that fizz so don’t blend for too long.
When I made this I used about 1/3 cup each of the Limoncello and Prosecco and was plenty happy with the results. You can make this as strong or as “weak” as you like. If you prefer a virgin version simply substitute the water and Limoncello for lemonade or just the the limoncello for fresh squeezed lemon juice, and the wine for lemon-lime soda. You can also add more ice to make a granita.
Pour into your glass and garnish with fresh lemon or strawberries.