Cheers! Happy New Year! Well, it’s almost a New Year. I can’t believe another year has come and gone and we are embarking on another year. It is time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with a brand new outlook, goals and resolutions.
It has been an enjoyable holiday season allowing myself to indulge on holiday treats but with the New Year approaching, time to get back on track and begin eating healthy again. I look forward to a New Year creating new recipes for everyone to enjoy.
I thought it would only be fitting for today to share a cocktail to ring in the New Year. I enjoy wine but I admit I’m bit of a lightweight. I tend to drink Moscato d’Asti, which is not only my favorite but its also low in alcohol so I can enjoy sipping on wine while entertaining without falling over. If you haven’t had Moscato d’ Asti before its an sweet Italian sparkling wine that is fragrant and full of flavor. My favorite brand of Moscato is Natale Verga Moscato d’Asti which is refreshing and bursting with delicious flavors of peaches and apricots. A must try if you enjoy sweet wines.
This cocktail I am featuring today does not incorporate Moscato d’ Asti but Prosecco, another Italian sparkling wine. Unlike Moscato d’ Asti which is sweeter, Prosecco is a dry sparkling wine and is very similar to champagne.
Since I tend to lean towards sweeter drinks, I thought not only adding in Limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur to this but also Meyer lemons. This makes for a crisp and refreshing lemon spritzer perfect to enjoy ringing in the New Year!
Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year!
Meyer Lemon Prosecco with Limoncello
For 1 serving
1/2 cup Prosecco, chilled
1 tablespoon Limoncello, chilled
2 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice (about 1 Meyer lemon)
1/2 teaspoon pomegranate juice (optional)
Mint leaves for garnishing (optional)
Pinch of sugar for garnishing (optional)
In a fluted champagne glass combine prosecco, limoncello and Meyer lemon juice. Stir and serve chilled.
Optional- Dip mint leaves in Prosecco then in to sugar. Place sugared mint leaves in glass.
Add a splash of pomegranate juice (1/2 teaspoon) for extra color and flavor.
Mionetto II Prosecco Sparking Wine and Caravella Limoncello was used in this recipe.