This Italian classic cocktail Sgroppino is absolutely delightful when served on its own or as a palate cleanser at the end of a dinner. Lemon sorbet drowned in fizzy Prosecco. What could be better?
(This recipe is sponsored by Sainsbury’s. As always all opinions remain my own.)
When we discovered that a drink could be as delicious and fun as an ice cream float and boast to be an authentic Italian cocktail, we had to test it for ourselves as soon as possible.
Was it as good as we had imagined? Oh yes and then some more.
This Lemon Prosecco Float will undoubtedly become our drink of choice throughout the warmer months.
What does Sgroppino taste like?
Imagine sweet and refreshing lemon sorbet that’s been drowned in sparkling Prosecco. This delicious Italian cocktail really walks the line between a drink and a dessert.
What ingredients are in Sgroppino?
There are only three ingredients in this iconic Italian cocktail. Lemon sorbet, vodka and Prosecco. And although the ingredient list remains unchanged from recipe to recipe, the proportions vary.
How do you make Lemon Prosecco Float?
Since we wanted to keep our warm weather cocktail delicate and refreshing, we decided to go light on vodka. So instead of adding a hefty ounce or more as some recipes suggest, we opted for just 1 tablespoon per serving.
This way the vodka still adds a nice sharpness to balance out the sweet lemon sorbet while keeping the alcohol level lower.
What can I serve with Sgroppino?
Sgroppino translated from the Venetian dialect means “to untie”, so it’s believed that the drink can release your stomach from knots or other discomfort. Italians are firm believers in “digestivos” after their big meals.
Traditionally it is served at the end of a meal as a palate cleanser. Given the vibrant lemon flavour that comes from lemon sorbet and bubbly prosecco, it works a treat.
However, I can easily see myself enjoying it as a light summer aperitif or even a dessert. If you’d like something to nibble on, serve these Prosecco Floats with amaretti or little cantuccini biscuits.
More spring drink recipes:
- 1 scoop Sainsbury's lemon sorbet
- 1 tbsp vodka
- 125ml/1/2cup Sainsbury's So Organic Prosecco
- 1 slice lemon
- To a chilled coupe glass add one scoop of lemon sorbet, drizzle vodka over it, then top with Prosecco. Garnish with a slice of lemon.