Yes, yes, yes to the warm summer sun! It's funny; growing up, I loved the cool, foggy days, just embracing the misty days like a refreshing wave of clarity and newness. But now, I actually relish in basking under the sun beams, soaking up every bit of vitamin D I can.
What is it about the sun shining that just makes the day so much better? Maybe it's just the endless adventures you can have or possibilities. Whatever it is, I am just so grateful for it.
With the warm weather, I've been mixing various concoctions both with and without alcohol. This particular one has become one of my current favorites. It all started with me wandering around World Market to get some alone time because where else would one go to find zen than a home-goods store. Well I was in the mood for something sparkly and fresh. Remembering a drink I had made for my birthday just weeks prior, recipe will follow later, of a virgin strawberry daiquiri; I was inspired to create something similar with a sparkling wine. Well, I saw the most summer-inspired bottle of Prosecco I've ever seen: Cavicchioli 1928 Prosecco. And that is how this whole recipe came to be.
1 bottle Prosecco, your choice
1/2 c simple syrup (water-sugar mixture)
4 strawberries, muddled
1/2 c lemon juice
1/2 bunch of mint, muddled
10 strawberries, halved
2 Meyer lemons, sliced
Additional mint leaves for garnish
** For an extra kick, add a can of watermelon-kiwi La Croix. Use La Croix/tonic water in place of Prosecco for a virgin hack to this recipe.
Create simple syrup mixture by boiling water and adding sugar until well-combined.
Muddle mint and strawberry with a muddler or a mortal and pestle.
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or punch bowl. Serve cold.