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This is a refreshing summer drink from Venice,
Italy. What could be more refreshing on a summer's day than the tart flavors
of lemon? Also makes a delicious after-dinner drink. Some versions of
this drink use gelato but most use sorbet, which has no dairy. In Venice,
your waiter might make Sgroppino at your table by beating the sorbet and
wine into a mixture as refreshing as whipped snow.
Sgroppino al Limone - Frothy Lemon Sorbetto Recipe
Beverage and Cocktails,
Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 min
2 cups (16 ounces) good-quality lemon sorbet, softened
2 tablespoons vodka
1/3 cup sparkling wine or Italian Prosecco wine, chilled
Zest of one lemon
Chill 4 champagne flutes.
In a bowl, whisk lemon ice cream until smooth.
Gradually whisk (do not use a blender) in the vodka and sparkling wine or Prosecco.
Don't whisk too much or it will become too liquid. You must whisk the sparkling wine in by hand because a machine will melt the ingredients.
You don't want it too thick, but you don't want it real thin, either.
Pour mixture into a pitcher and serve immediately in chilled champagne flutes,
tall glasses, or goblets.
Sprinkle lemon zest on top. Serve with small spoons.
NOTE: The drinks will separate if left standing.
Makes 4 servings.