Wednesday, July 29, 2015

my favorite summer cocktail

Prosecco is a sparkling white wine made only in specific provinces of northeastern Italy.  All Prosecco wines are made primarily from the Glera grape, a native variety with origins in the lovely village of Prosecco, near Trieste.  All my father’s family comes from this region of Italy, and I feel like I have a deep connection with this “Italian champagne”.   And now, with the addition of a little pear and citrus, The Sparkling Portofino has become my favorite new summer cocktail.  It’s so glamorous and refreshing!  
And, I love that they have these adorable set of “go-anywhere” flutes available for a limited time that epitomize effortless summer fun.  These unbreakable flutes are perfect for poolside or beachside with their gorgeous floral design and are the perfect complement to those sun-soaked get-togethers that define the summer months.  The limited edition flutes by Ruffino and Govino are available on Amazon. They make a really fun hostess gift too!  Sharing this recipe with you all...
The Sparkling Portofino
16 oz chilled Ruffino Prosecco
4 oz pear nectar (or pear juice)
4 strips of orange zest
4 strips of lemon zest

Place two strips of zest into the bottom of each flute
Pour pear nectar into flute, filling 1/3 full
Top off with Ruffino Prosecco
Makes four cocktails

ciao! Fabiana

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