The cheerful yellow liqueur limoncello is imbued with all the lemon flavor one could want without any
of the bitterness. Paired with sparkling wine, it makes a sunny drink that speaks Italian, so embrace its homeland and serve with crostini, bruschetta or your favorite Italian cheeses.
Sparkling Limoncello-Raspberry Cocktail
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. grated lemon zest
A few drops of fresh lemon juice
2 Tbs. limoncello
1/2 cup (4 fl. oz./125 ml) sparkling wine
Lemon zest strip for garnish
On a small plate, stir together the sugar and grated lemon zest. Dip a clean finger in the lemon juice
and moisten the rim of a champagne flute or other glass. Dip the rim in the sugar mixture to coat.
In a small bowl or ramekin, using a cocktail muddler or the end of a wooden spoon, pulverize the
raspberries with the limoncello. Transfer the puree to the sugar-rimmed glass. Place a spoonful of
crushed ice in the glass, then pour in the sparkling wine. Garnish with the lemon zest strip and serve. Serves 1.
Recipe adapted from Good Food to Share, by Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan