Raspberry-Limoncello Moscato Fizz
a Weekend Gourmet Original
- 12-ounce bag frozen strawberries, thawed
- 1/3 cup limoncello (lemon liqueur)
- 2 tbs. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 bottle Mia Fruity & Sweet Moscato, very well chilled
- Optional: coarse sparkling sanding sugar to rim the glasses
Step 1: Add the thawed raspberries to a large mesh sieve that's placed over a large measuring cup. Use a wooden spoon to thoroughly press the raspberries through the sieve, leaving the majority of the seeds behind. Discard the seeds. Add the limoncello, honey, and vanilla extract to the raspberry puree in the measuring cup. Whisk until the honey is completely incorporated into the puree.
Step 2: Rub the rim of 4 margarita glasses (or large wine glasses) with a slice of lemon. Place each glass in a shallow bowl of the coarse sanding sugar. Let the glasses sit for a minute or two to set the sugar before making the cocktails. Add 2 tbs. of the raspberry-limoncello puree to the bottom of each glass.
Step 3: Slowly pour the chilled Mia Fruity & Sweet Moscato over the raspberry-limoncello puree. The drink will mix itself perfectly as you pour in the fizzy Moscato. Let each cocktail rest for a minute or two before serving -- until the bubbles on top die down a bit. Sit back and enjoy a glass of fruity, fizzy goodness!
Sigh...this is a perfect celebration cocktail. It's fruity, fizzy, and totally fun! We especially loved its bright color and the tartness from the raspberries and limoncello. The Mia provided the perfect amount of bubbles -- and the addition of honey and the sugared rim provided just enough sweetness. I hope you'll give this fantastic Raspberry-Limoncello Moscato Fizz a try for your New Year's Eve celebration! Make sure to come back tomorrow for a simple and flavorful shrimp dip that's ready in minutes and tastes even better the second day!
Disclosure: I received samples of Mia Fruity & Sweet Moscato to facilitate this feature. All opinions expressed are solely my own.