Happy National Drink Wine Day. Yes, of course that's a holiday and one that's well worth celebrating. Admittedly, some of us celebrate it quite a bit more than once a year. I like wine, all sorts, but I especially like bubbly wine. A number of years ago I was dining at a restaurant owned by a chef friend and he sent over some complimentary Prosecco. Until then I'd only ever had champagne but I was instantly in love and Prosecco became my go-to bubbly wine beverage. And since I'm just as big a fan of cocktails, I often mix the two. It's a double celebration!
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Cherry Lemon Drop Prosecco Fizz
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Ingredients (1 Cocktail)
- 1 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Cherry preserves
- 1 oz. Lemon juice
- 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla (paste is best)
- 3 oz. Prosecco or more to fill the glass
Add the vodka, cherry preserves, lemon juice and vanilla to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or champagne coupe. Top with the Prosecco and garnish with a wedge of lemon, if desired.
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