Spring is in full force and summer is just around the corner! I’ve been accumulating all of my must-try grilling recipes, I’ve even bought a few outdoor grilling cookbooks. I’m marking the pages away and preparing for a long hot summer outdoors. I’m also thinking of some creative ways I can create some fun new summer cocktails.
With summer berries and citrus in abundance all summer long, I thought I’d give some fresh cocktail recipes a try. We recently attended a local event that featured healthy green juice cocktails, and it got my wheels spinning! So I put together a few of my favorite fellas and decided to throw them a little garden party – man style of course! Prosecco and Cigar night was born – and enjoyed by all!
I don’t think there is a man on the planet that can resist the cool demeanor of Mr. Don Draper from the hit TV series, Mad Men. He made drinks like an Old Fashioned, or a Gimlet popular again. I went with this vain and decided to include one of my favorite bubbly’s, VOVETI Prosecco. Not everyone is into champagne and bubbly drinks just scream summertime to me, how about you? Prosecco has a crisp fresh taste with a tempered acidity and fresh, graceful profile that is unmistakable (and perfect for upping the yum factor on just about any cocktail).
So we started out with the Prosecco-rita, a light twist on the classic margarita. VOVETI prosecco is dry and features fun flavors like pear, green apple, melon and ripe peach, making it the perfect addition for flavorful prosecco-ritas! This was an instant hit for the guys, the VOVETI kept it light and the fresh, and the fresh lime base didn’t leave anyone with that heavy feeling some syrups would have included.
I know what you’re thinking, Prosecco for a guys night? These fun twists on classic drinks were a welcomed surprise!
Next up was a fun Blackberry Prosecco-Fizz. This crisp and fruity blend was my favorite of the two. It’s simple adding only VOVETI Prosecco, a drop or two of Chambord, and a few blackberries. Add to this the magic of some bites like artisanal cheese, crackers, olives, and some delectable sweets and you’ve got yourself a summer fling.
The guys ended the night with some fabulous dessert and some in-depth conversation on the importance of gelato. Hmmm… I guess we know what we’ll have dessert for the next prosecco party!
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