A couple of weeks ago I went to a Pampered Chef party at a friend’s house where frozen lemon martini type drinks were served. They were delicious and I really wanted to make them at home but we don’t have any vodka and I really didn’t want to buy any just for a little bit. So, one afternoon this past week I decided it was time for happy hour and I made the closest thing to that drink, my version of sgroppino.
Sgroppino is an Italian drink made with Limoncello (or vodka most likely), lemon sorbet and some sort of sparking wine. There are other ingredients added such as sugar, ice, etc, depending on who’s making them. There isn’t one true and authentic recipe and thus I don’t claim this one is either. At any rate, it was decidedly delicious and I didn’t make a second glass because, you know, drinking alone in the middle of the afternoon, no matter how difficult your toddler has been, is frowned upon 😉
June’s Sgroppino al Limone
1 large scoop good quality lemon sorbet
2 – 4 tbsp Limoncello (you can add as much or as little as you like. I like Limoncello…. alot)
sweet sparkling wine such as Moscato d’Asti
Put highball glass in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Spread some sugar in a small plate and dip the rim of the glass into it to coat. In a blender or using an immersion blender, blend the sorbet and Limoncello. Pour into the glass. Pour enough wine in the glass to almost fill it, or to taste.
Makes 1 drink.
This is the kind of drink you can get seriously sloshed on really quickly because you can’t really taste the alcohol. Then again, I’m a cheap date (no, I wasn’t drunk after one drink though).