One might infer by now that I like wine. I like it a lawt. If this is surprising, Hello there, you must be new. Pleased to meet you.
While I'm no wine connoisseur, I do know that I prefer robust red wines. Though when summer rolls around with its sultry temps, I find myself craving something a bit frostier. I've tried so many white wines all across the budget but was never a fan of any. Then a few years ago, I had Prosecco (Italian sparkling white wine, bubbly & somewhat dry) at a friend's bridal shower & well, YES. Like bubbly little stars dancing on the tongue. There's just something celebratory about it and I love breaking it out for festive occasions.
Or you know, at 5:004:30 3:00 pm on any random summer day.
I usually prefer Prosecco as is or I'll drop some frozen berries in (to keep it chilled without watering it down, a trick I learned from my sister-in-law). At a recent gathering, I set out some berry hibiscus lemonade for the non-drinkers & a friend added a splash to her glass of Prosecco.
It was such a refreshing, simple cocktail that I thought would be a fun addition to any celebration. It's fitting for July Fourth, sort of a sparkler of a cocktail; an abstract of red, white & blue thanks to the berries (especially if you leave out the pink lemonade). There's even unexpected fizzy 'fireworks' when the frozen berries plop in. (I need to buy proper glasses for bubbly.)
Frozen fruit. I cut the stars from a pluot which is a hybrid of a plum & apricot.
They're delicious. Quinn devours two a day sometimes. She's quite uh, regular ;-)
Really, I just need any excuse to pop open a Prosecco. The bubbles give the Mr. a headache....so more for me, I guess? I made a shaky 5-second video of the sparkley-fizzy 'fireworks' that ensue upon dropping the frozen berries in because I was obviously wasted not busy.
If you have a favorite summer time drink, do share. Happy Summer!
To my American friends, I hope you have a safe & joyful Independence Day!