This cocktail is delightfully refreshing and doesn’t have as much alcohol as a lot of other cocktails so it’s great for hot summer days, a brunch that lasts a few hours, or a backyard barbeque.
Many of you may wonder what’s the difference between Prosecco and Champagne, Prosecco is a white sparkling wine from Italy. Like Champagne, the name Prosecco refers to a specific region and grape – in this case, glera grapes grown in the north-east Veneto region of Italy. By comparison, Champagne is only produced in France’s Champagne region.
You can really step up this recipe by swapping out regular ice cubes for watermelon ice cubes. Just freeze square cubes or melon ball scoops of watermelon in a single layer freezer bag for 3-4 hours before you need them. When buying a watermelon for this recipe, a 5-6 lb. watermelon will give you enough juice and a little extra for garnishes.
- 4 cups of fresh watermelon juice
- 1 cup lemon liqueur
- 4 lemons juiced
- 1 bottle of Prosecco
Before juicing the watermelon, reserve one slice to use for garnishes.
Mix watermelon juice, lemon liqueur, and lemon juice together.
Pour over ice into a lowball glass, or whatever you’ve got.
Finish each glass with 2 ounces of Prosecco
Garnish with your choice of lemon twists or watermelon cubes or wedges
Recipe and photo from TasteandSee.com