Thursday, April 28, 2011

Strawberry Muddle

I will be the first to tell you that this is not a drink for the hard core.  This cocktail is for all the folks that enjoy a refreshing summer drink.  If that is you, then this one has your name written all over it.


Strawberry Muddle
Serves 6-8

Ingredients:
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of water 
Strawberries
1 bottle of Italian Prosecco

Directions:
 1. Prepare a simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a small pan.  Heat over medium until sugar dissolves.  Set aside to cool.
 2. Quarter 2-3 strawberries, place in a cocktail glass with 1 tablespoon of the simple syrup.  Muddle strawberries with a wooden spoon or muddler until combined.


3.  Add ice to glass, about half full. 

4.  Pour Prosecco until glass is almost full.

Enjoy!
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40 comments:

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

YUM!
One of my favorite places to eat in Port Orange FL makes a Strawberry mango sangria that I love!! This drink reminds me of that. Hmm.. may have to try this one :-)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Strawberry season has gone here :-(..so would you mind sharing this drink with me?

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

The Food Hound said...

This drink does, indeed, have my name all over it!! Can't wait to try it!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds good to me! My strawberries are just starting to bloom, have about another month and I'll be all set:@)

Kay Heritage said...

This looks so refreshing to me Velva!

Rita said...

What a perfect summery drink; love the combination. Now all we need is the warm weather.
Rita

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Anything with prosecco suits me!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Yummy! We luv strawberries.

tasteofbeirut said...

That drink looks so pretty and (I am sure) taste so delightful, I don't think I could only have one!!!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

As the Italians say "ching, ching" ~ this looks delicious and has my name all over it!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Delicious! This is a perfect treat to end a nice summer day :)

A Canadian Foodie said...

Velva - no one does a drink better than you. I love that when I entertain, I can look up a great drink on your site - seasonal, delicious, and usually not common. Love that!
:)
Valerie

Jennifurla said...

pretty and refreshing, pass the glass

Pam said...

I'll drink to that! It sounds perfect for a summer day if summer would only just get here!!!!

That Girl said...

I bet I could sub seltzer for prosecco and enjoy this!

Marta Benicá said...

Amei este drink com morangos, deve ser uma delícia. Abraços, Marta.

Pierce said...

uber refreshing...I'd have it :-)

Design Wine and Dine said...

It's a thing of beauty! I might make these tomorrow for a little girls happy hour I am having! Thanks for the inspiration! I'm getting all sorts of good ideas today from my blogger friends!!! XO

Parsley Sage said...

Lovely refreshing, spring drink! Brilliant :)

Cool Lassi(e) said...

This certainly does have my name written all over it!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

oh great drink telling ya you need a drinks app or cookbook!

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Wow, what a refreshing treat! I have strawberries that are sweet and tiny and I think they are ideal for this fabulous drink! Cheers!

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Aaahhh, refreshing indeed!

teresa said...

so gorgeous! it's been so hot, i could totally go for one of those.

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LaDivaCucina said...

I love any cocktail that includes sparkling wine, it's always so refreshing! Years ago when I worked as a cocktail bar at a fancy restaurant in Sydney, I used to make "love juice" similar to this drink but basically a blended strawberry daquari topped with sparkling. Lovely combo, strawberries and sparkling, keep 'em coming, girl! x

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Perfect! We should be seeing our locally grown strawberries in a week or two!
Best,
Susan

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I picture myself on a chaise lounge outside reading a good book and sipping on this. It looks so refreshing and delicious.

Katerina said...

That's me! I am not a hard core drinker, I am not a drinker at all, but this smoothie is something totally different! Very refreshing!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Make me another please. This drink looks delicious.

Mary said...

This sound so refreshing. I'd love to have a glass of it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Katy ~ said...

I just try this!!! Will be having a family BBQ and I think the other ladies and I will be ENJOYING this beauty!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

That is just exactly for me! Looks so refreshing!

Much to My Delight said...

I am definitely not a hard-core drinker. I am a drinker with an appreciation for drinks that bubble and look like candy. SOLD!

Martha (MM) said...

Oh yummy! Perfect for our blazing hot Florida weather!

theycallmejane said...

Perfect for my "cheap date" drinking habits (cheap as in one glass and I'm done!). And we have a batch of fresh picked strawberries in the frig! Yum!

*The Old Geezer said...

Sounds interesting but I think I'll stick to ice tea :-)

thefattyreader said...

Great idea. I imagine it'd be good with other muddled fruits, too...though strawberry is a lovely choice. :)

Vickie said...

Gorgeous and timely - my counter is full of strawberries!

Eliana said...

Hmmm - perfect for the season :)

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