This is not the classic sgroppino because this recipe contains fresh strawberries and orange sorbet. That’s why it’s the perfect summer and brunch cocktail!
Some of my favorite treats evolved from traditional recipes and most of them had been twisted and tweaked until they fit my taste buds. Sometimes new creations evolve simply by changing one or two ingredients, the reason can be that I am out of something and I take my chances with a substitute. And not to forget, being creative while cooking is also a lot of fun. However, the downside of converting my kitchen into a test laboratory is that sometimes I had to clean a load of dirty dishes without a satisfying outcome. That’s the risk I need to take I guess.
not the classic sgroppino
And here comes another classic with a twist, a perfect summer drink, this is not the classic sgroppino but what is ordinary or typical when you talk about sgroppino? The main and as far I know, only ingredients are lemon sorbet, vodka, and prosecco. Oh, and one mint leave for decoration would be nice. Let’s start with vodka, it makes my head spin in this hot weather, honestly, these temperatures make me skip the hard stuff, so I didn’t even think about putting it in my recipe.
The lemon sorbet wasn’t available in my freezer but orange sorbet did such a great job, I didn’t miss the lemons at all. Prosecco? Would be great but any bubbly, dry or very dry white wine will do the good job. And the strawberries? Well, they also shouldn’t be in a sgroppino but I invited them to this party and they are going to stay.
- 5 strawberries (about a good handful)
- 4 small scoops orange sorbet
- nicely chilled prosecco or other dry sparkling wine
- Wash, remove stalks and puree the strawberries. Put in the freezer for 10 minutes or until cold. Then distribute it evenly in two glasses.
- Top with two scoops of orange sorbet for each glass and fill up with prosecco, it will foam very much, pour slowly. Serve immediately with straws or long spoons.