Lemon Sgroppino

Summer is in full swing, which means BBQs, lighter foods like salads and grilled chicken, and refreshing desserts. 

In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with anything lemon. I have shared a number of lemon desserts already, including this delicious lemon ricotta tart.

And summer is the perfect time for lemon desserts and frosty drinks. Que in the lemon sgroppino!

This is another specialty from the Veneto region (think tiramisu’). In 2018, I had the pleasure of conducting a food and wine tour of the Veneto region with celebrity TV chef Joanne Weir. We stayed in a beautiful villa and cooked and prepared many of our meals and drinks there, and this drink soon became a group favorite. It was a delightful discovery we all shared. What’s not to love about this? It’s perfect any time! Believe it or not, this lemony drink is the perfect cocktail to start a meal, to end it, or even serve in between courses to cleanse the palate during heavy meals. It also makes a great dessert drink, almost like an adult shake.  Pair this drink with some crunchy biscotti or Amaretti cookies and you have yourself the perfect treat to end those summer BBQs!  

Lemon Sgroppino

Serves 2

1 cup chilled Prosecco
2 tablespoons chilled vodka
½ cup lemon sherbet
2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
Mint leaves (optional)

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and gently whisk with a fork to combine and slightly breakdown the sherbet.
  2. Divide between 2 champagne flutes. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired. 

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