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.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!
I need one of these!
Rachel @ Following In My Shoes says
YUM, Nicole — it sounds so good!
I seriously wish I had one (or two) of these right now!
Now this is seriously my kind of summer drink!
That looks refreshing and delish!
Marcie W. says
Great recipe! I especially like that it can easily be switched up to use lemonade and sparking cider or seltzer water and be alcohol free for kiddos!
OK, prosecco in anything is good, this sound great.
Vanessa: thequeenofswag says
This sounds like the perfect summer drink.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
I totally cheated by using a Bacardi Light Strawberry Daiquiri mix this weekend! I am so lazy with cocktails sometimes!
Oh now I’m thirsty for one of these!
That sounds so refreshing! I rarely drink alcohol but I think this would be perfect for a hot summer’s night.